604 women graduate from the Best Families-Spoon programFundazucar
604 women graduate from the Best Families-Spoon program
As part of the alliance between Fundazucar, the Inter-American Development Bank -BID- and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance of Guatemala -MSPAS-, on June 5th, 2021, 604 women graduated from the Better Families Program– Spoon.
This program promotes the training of women for behavior change from the individual, family, and community level, in which it is recognized as a key agent to promote the health and nutritional status of children.
In the program, which lasted 24 months, participated 604 women from 39 communities in 8 municipalities of the department of Baja Verapaz in the North of Guatemala. These women successfully complete the training for behavior change in the programmatic axes of: Self-esteem, Health and Nutrition, Responsible Motherhood and Fatherhood, and Reproductive Health.
“The women graduates participated in 14 training sessions, with home visits and monitoring of the Nutritional Status of their children, which will impact the social indicators of the department,” said Maria Silvia Pineda, director of Fundazucar.
Pineda added: “We motivate the graduates to always be women who with Better Families build Better Communities every day.”
The Sugar Foundation -Fundazucar- executes its programs through alliances with authorities and institutions and, in this case, with social investors who relied on field experience to develop effective behavior change strategies.