The Centro de Recuperação e Educação Nutricional (CREN), a Nutrir association project is working to eradicate childhood malnutrition in Brazil. Fundación MAPFRE has been collaborating on this project since 2014.
The CREN offers healthcare and educational and nutritional support to vulnerable children suffering from malnutrition. They also work with families on training projects to help them enter the working world.
The children receive help in two different forms, with the most serious cases being semi-boarders who stay at the center from 8am to 5pm and receive 5 balanced meals as well as ongoing pedagogical support and care in different areas. 100 children are looked after in this way.
Malnourished children or those with mild obesity are treated as “out patients”, together with family members suffering from chronic diseases. 1500 people receive this support.
This project focuses on treating the children through a balanced diet, infection and parasites control, educational work and helping them to improve their cognitive development.