Success Stories

A Scholarship Taken to the Max

Back in 2008 when Joselyn Gabriela Esquivel was just nine years old, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Mariano and Rafael Castillo Cordova School. She was given a full scholarship to cover registration fees, tuition, books, uniforms, transportation, food, lodging and provide her...

Community Development in Tzununa

In an effort to reduce poverty and malnutrition rates in the area, the Castillo Cordova Foundation has worked since 2012 to implement the Comprehensive Community Development Project for the Tzununa Microbasin. The Project was specifically designed at the request of Cerveceria Centro Americana, S.A. as...

Working from Home

Maria Benita Quiacain Mendoza was a 23-year old mother of three finding herself unemployed and impoverished. She would travel twice a year from Tzununa to farms in Suchitepequez to work during the coffee harvest or do other field chores with her children in tow.   Maria Benita...

Putting a Stop to Diarrhea!

When he first started treatment at CARN, Wilson Rene Barrientos Sagastume was irritable and listless –suffering from recurring diarrhea and gastrointestinal discomfort. He arrived weighing 20 lbs., 7 oz. showing signs of an at-risk nutritional status. When he arrived for his second appointment, he had...

Growing Up Strong and Healthy

Kender Alberto Marroquin Suchite was first seen at the CARN in Zacapa when he was 19 months old. He weighed just 17 lbs., 13 oz. and measured less than 31 inches.   Thanks to his timely arrival at the Center, he quickly showed signs of physical improvements...

Improved Motor Skills

At 14-months old, Jose Adrian Piox Garcia was diagnosed with acute moderate malnutrition. He weighed just 17 lbs., 10 oz. and measured 30 inches.   After being treated for four months at the CARN in Zacapa, the improvements were striking. His skin was rosy, his hair shone,...

Jimmy Gets a Second Chance at Life

Jimmy Ochoa Coroxon was just a month old and his parents were increasingly concerned about him being underweight. His mother, Elsy Coroxon, age 35, was also lacking in vitamin and mineral intake sufficient for nursing her newborn. Desperate for help, she made an appointment to...