Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Magdalena cried while being weighed, even before she got her shots!
Viviana gets weighed.
Candelaria didn't mind the scale so much.
Catalina was tranquil while being weighed....
...but not while getting her shots!
Linda wasn't so sure about this height and weight thing.
Josh balancing the babies while Jessica supervised the check-ups.
Abby is a big girl now!
Mynor wasn't so happy after his shots!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
We at Casa Shalom have never been more proud of our kids and teenagers. No one asked them to help, but they all pitched in with willing hearts and made a difficult situation easier. We praise the Lord that the kids of Casa Shalom are being raised to have tender hearts and to show the love of God to children less fortunate than themselves. What a powerful testimony of the miracle that the Lord has done in the hearts of the children of Casa Shalom!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Great news! We have been praying for God to send more needy kids to Casa Shalom, and today, we received two new children (a brother and sister 9 and 10 years of age), tonight, we will receive a group of NINE siblings (from one-year-old twins to a thirteen-year-old) and Tuesday, we'll receive a newborn baby girl. Watch for more information on them and photos of them in the coming days.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Guatemala City – More than 2,000 children under 5 died in Guatemala during the first 10 months of 2010 as a consequence of illnesses caused by malnutrition, according to a report presented Friday by the national ombud's office.
The report is based on statistics of the Epidemiology Center of the Public Health Ministry covering the period from Jan. 1-Oct. 31, 2010.
"It's worrying that mortality from hunger is double that of deaths from violence. Thousands of children are estimated to be at risk and there is no sufficient effort being made to save them from this grave situation," ombud Sergio Morales told the media.
Eighty-four percent of the youngsters died at home, without any kind of medical care, according to the report.
Most of the children died of respiratory infections and diarrhea, ailments caused by high levels of malnutrition.
Ministry figures show that one in every two Guatemalan children under 5 suffer from malnutrition, as a consequence of the poverty and extreme poverty in which more than 52 percent of the country's 14.4 million inhabitants live.
Most of the children who died were concentrated in provinces that make up Guatemala's "dry corridor," a strip that runs through the country from east to northeast, which during the last two years has suffered intense droughts blamed on climate change.