Poco a Poco San Pedro

Not far from Ajijic along the Lake Chapala shore, the village of San Pedro Itzicán has about 8000 residents, nearly half of whom (3, 800) are children, according to Anita, the director of the youth Brigada program. Some level of kidney disease has been estimated to affect a full 40% of those children, and one of the major risk factors for kidney disease is malnutrition.

Today in San Pedro I learned that an estimated 70% of children in the area suffer from that risk factor of malnutrition.This is where the Poco a Poco’s 5 day a week meal program for the children comes in, providing healthy food plus the huge added benefit of decreasing the kidney disease risk.

I saw for myself in this beautiful community today how the Poco a Poco San Pedro Community Kitchens are a lifeline to so many. It costs 6,000 pesos (about $300 US) per week to operate Poco a Poco Community Kitchen sites. This indigenous community needs our support. Go to www.pocoapocosanpedro.com/donate and you will see that, besides the meal program, Poco a Poco San Pedro runs other lifesaving projects as well.



2 Responses to “Poco a Poco San Pedro

  • Lila Wells
    1 year ago

    I am a monthly donor to this program. I hope others will participate now that they are aware of it. Thanks for shining a light on it.

  • Thank you for your post Susa. Your support and those of others is so important to this community. Kari – poco a Poco San Pedro.