Jacinto and his brothers play every afternoon in their house backyard with a wooden truck that their father made for them, since Justiniano, in addition to cultivating the land, also does carpentry work.
Every month, for a full year, Justiano Chuta borrowed a motorcycle from a close relative to travel from his community in Chuipocolaj to the health center in Xejuyú. This started when he was informed that his son Jacinto did not have the ideal size or weight for a child his age, for which he was provided with all the necessary instructions to take care of Jacinto’s health. At the meeting place, there was a specialist from the Quaker Qrece Project ready to provide him with a box of cookies that were specifically designed to improve the nutritional health of his 3-year-old son Jacinto.
Jacinto’s parents were engaged to participate in all the project activities held every month.
3-year-old Jacinto Chutá Chipix lives with his two brothers and his parents, Justiniano Chutá and Brenda Chipix, in the Chuipocolaj sector of the Xejuyú village, township of San José Poaquil, Chimaltenango. Every evening, he and his brothers play in their house backyard with a wooden truck that their father made for them, since Justiniano, in addition to farming, also does carpentry work.
Jacinto participated in the Quaker Qrece Project during the month of May 2021 to receive the specialized food that was delivered on a monthly basis within the community with the purpose of improving the nutritional status of the participating children.
Jacinto’s height and weight have changed, and he is now very attentive to what his parents tell him, to even repeating their words; he is very intelligent and, according to what his parents say, he has an increased appetite and is full of energy.
His siblings also received the specialized food, and that was very important for them as a family, so that Jacinto could receive the cookies without any problems. During the year of the intervention, Jacinto grew 9.9 centimeters in height and gained 5 pounds.