Not speaking Spanish, nor being able to read in any language, means families’ health awareness can fall dangerously short. Narú bridges this gap by using bi-lingual and culturally-appropriate materials created specially for a rural Q’eqch’i audience.
When it comes to preventing malnutrition, contaminated water, lack of hygiene and inadequate diet are just some of the causes that need to be addressed. Every month Narú takes up the challenge by teaching a new skill in small groups that provide enjoyable, shared learning.
Promoting good nutrition, for example, starts with an engaging talk, harvesting in the kitchen garden and finally preparing a healthy lunch to be eaten together. Not only the mothers, but also their children absorb these lessons to take home – along with nutritious plants and produce.