Mil Milagros/A Thousand Miracles partners with mothers, grandmothers, and teachers to prevent child malnutrition and hunger and to improve children’s health and education in Guatemala.
Since 2010, 96% of the sixth graders in Mil Milagros’ partner schools have graduated, compared to the national average of just 66%. In rural indigenous communities, like those where Mil Milagros works, the graduation rate is estimated to be 40%.
Fifty percent of children in Guatemala suffer from chronic malnutrition, the fourth highest rate in the world. In the communities where Mil Milagros works, the rates exceed 70%. Since 2012, there has been a 50% reduction in child malnutrition (and stunting) in Mil Milagros’ partner communities.