Peru is the South American country that suffers most from the world’s second most debilitating disease: anemia. With your support, Quechua Benefit has undertaken a major campaign to treat all 38 communities in the Colca Valley for parasites two times a year and cure 60-70% of all pregnant mothers and children through the 12th grade diagnosed with anemia. Our goal is to reduce the overall level of anemia in the community to below 19%.
Anemia is primarily a women’s and children’s issue.
It is present in 54.7% of pregnant highland women, and
49%of children under 6 years of age
Iron deficiency anemia can causes fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath with exertion, headaches, confusion, and even loss of appetite (especially in children). The silent consequence of anemia in children is the lack of cognitive development–it can actually cause their brain to be up to 25% smaller than an unafflicted peer!
Simple, cost-effective treatment can change the future for the women and children who receive it. For $80.00 you can provide treatment for 10 children for a year. Click here to join our campaign against anemia.
2019 ANEMIA TREATMENT SCHEDULE BY PROVINCE
March 25-29 San Antonio de Chuca
April 1-10 Callilli
April 23-27 Cabanaconde
April 29-30 Picotani
May 6-14 Caylloma
May 20-29 Chivay