Guatemala, February, 2012. Thanks to Frutera’s “Better Families” Food Security and Nutrition Program, a day of deworming was held in the San Francisco Madre Vieja School in the Municipality of Tiquisate, Escuintla.
The treatment for parasites took place in conjunction with COCODES, the Health Center, the community’s Health Post, The Environmental Health Inspector, and the school’s teachers .
School Principal María Esperanza Rodríguez noted that all the children and teachers were rid of parasites from Kindergarten to sixth grade.
Walter Tello, Coordinator of the “Better Families” program said: “We are certain that this activity will let us reduce the level of disease. Part of the program is focussed on education in preventive health. This activity shows that we are putting what we teach into practice.”