Belize City Lunchbox for Children

What she does!

Malnutrition is a huge problem in Belize.  In 2015, a case study showed that 16 percent of children under the age of 5 suffered from stunting caused by malnutrition.  Approximately 5% of the age of 5 were underweight.  That year, less than half of children between the ages of six months old and two years old received adequate nutrition and meal frequency.

One woman, Raquel Vega, is making a difference.  She provides meals for children every day.  She uses her own resources and the occasional donations from others.

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