AFL has been addressing infant malnutrition in Venezuela among newborn babies who cannot or should not be breast fed by their mothers due to their health conditions, orphan babies, and babies who have been abandoned through its Healing Venezuela program, an endeavor started by AFA and now expanded under AFL. Most recently and thanks to corporations such as Globant and the support of more than 300 personalities that have shared the “Echarle Pichón Challenge”, we are feeding 1,300 babies with our program. Currently, we are present in 28 health centers located throughout 17 states and 21 cities across the country.
All of this has been made possible thanks to the development of an innovative mechanism involving the private sector, civil society and NGOs as well as AFA’s dedicated team in Venezuela. We also want to recognize the work and support of the pediatric doctors and general care providers, NGOs and volunteers that make our program a reality. Meanwhile, we continue to monitor each baby’s nutritional evolution and striving to raise more funds through the “Echarle Pichón Challenge”.
Join us and help us reach our goal of feeding 3,000 babies in Venezuela!