We are very grateful for all the support you have provided throughout this project.
Since our inception our main objective has been to provide nutritional support to people whose resources are not enough for their survival in the face of the difficult crisis that our country is going through. Therefore, yesterday we conducted our first nutritional screening in one of the communities that will be served during the next period of our Food for life program.
During this activity we have the assistance and participation of more than 60 people, including children and older adults, who for more than a year have been attending a communal dining room located in the town of Pitahaya in the state of Miranda.
Our work team consisted of 4 specialized nutritionists as well as the participation of 20 volunteers divided between logistical staff and support staff.
Presence of allied foundations:
As part of this activity we have the participation of two allied foundations: the first, Corazón de León, a foundation in charge of dealing with cases of diabetes as well as nutritional cases, and the second, the Operativo Solidaridad foundation, which for a long time has been serving communities with the “Vaso Solidario”.
Steem as a means of humanitarian support:
Steem’s blockchain was present in this activity through the implementation of a banner, which served as an informative base to publicize where the project’s funds come from and to viralize the information regarding the use of STEEM as a renewable means to give continuity to the realization of this and future humanitarian aid activities.
Nutritional screening | Work process:
During the activity, a large space was available to attend to the people attending, which had 4 stations:
- 2x Weighing and carving stations.
- 2x Fat percentage measuring station.
Each station had 1 nutritionist and 1 assistant in charge of obtaining the necessary data to know the nutritional status of the attendees which was then attached to some forms identified with Name, date of birth, weight, height, among other important data for a correct calculation of the BMI.
After this we wanted to say goodbye to the community making a lunch designed to provide greater hope to all these people who are not accustomed to having a good diet due to the high cost of products, for which we made 10 kilograms of rice with chicken and distributed among the attendees.
The data collected during the nutritional day is being processed by the team of nutritionists who will then deliver the same including the exact state of each of the people attending, percentage of malnutrition in the community and a specific food plan based on a caloric diet adequate to remove the people affected from a state of malnutrition.
Changes to this program:
The project already has a team of specialists and medical materials to assist the populations, however, it has been made difficult for us to cover the cost of transportation as these communities tend to be in areas completely away from our location.
This is why we must make some changes that will be reflected in this campaign. The reason is given by the additional costs that we had to cover due to hyperinflation which has even affected the estimated costs in USD of products and services.
Venezuela is a country that works in a completely dystopian way where even when the price of the dollar in our local currency tends to fall, the price of products and services tends to rise. Likewise, for the moment of the realization of the activities the total of collected STEEM had a margin of loss motivated to the decrease of the price of this one.
We already have our second community alerted and it will be attended this coming Sunday July 14. It represents an even greater challenge since the margin of assistants is estimated in more than 500 and the margin of malnutrition is estimated between 100 – 200 people.
We’ll be providing new updates this week so keep an eye out for it.
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