Guide Mother Santos

Nov 09, 2016

By World Vision Guatemala; Edited by Katie Hackett

Santos can’t read or write and doesn’t have much money, but she is passionate about improving her community.

As a “guide mother” trained by World Vision, she’s fighting malnutrition and improving children’s health.

"I appreciate the support of World Vision,” she says. “Before, I didn’t dare speak in public. Now I share with my neighbours.”
Santos invites parents with children under five into her home, where she teaches lessons like preparing balanced meals, how to wash hands properly, the importance of breastfeeding and when to introduce new foods to growing babies.
“I do it because I don’t just want my own children to be healthy,” she says. “I'm teaching them that with the little we have in our homes, our children can grow up healthy and not get sick.”
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