#FHBloggers Guatemala Day 1 – A courageous people

Blog post by FH blogger Michelle Sarabia

The team has arrived in Guatemala.

What a beautiful country.  The terrain is absolutely breathtaking and the people here are beautiful.

Today is our first day of being on the ground in a community that Food for the Hungry supports.  I’m eager, to say the least, to see and hear the people of this beautiful country.  To hear how Food for the Hungry has helped their family with food and wellness.

Last night the team and I went to dinner with one of our guides, Amelia.  I loved hearing her story of how Food for the Hungry helped her as a child and how special those letters meant to her each time she received one from her sponsor.  She also shared with us about the needs here in this northern region.  65 percent of children under age 5 are susceptible to chronic malnutrition.  She explained that chronic malnutrition is a result of the lack of protein a child has available.  Fruits and vegetables are grown in their communities but the lack of chicken, beef, and other meats has this region increasing rapidly with malnutrition.

This is where Food for the Hungry comes in.

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Michelle is an FH blogger who lives outside of Nashville, Tenn.,  with her husband of 15 years. Their home is filled with four teenagers and not a moment goes by when she realizes they’ll be adults soon. She has blogged at Beyond Brave for the last five years writing about moments that inspire, encourage and challenge her readers’ faith.

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