Beltran* is a spunky, smiley kid. He loves to play soccer and is quick to laugh. Many people who first meet him are surprised to hear that he’s actually quite the bookworm.
“I love science. Learning about how life works and the environment, especially the role of each creature in the wonderful creation of God, is amazing to me.”
Beltran lives in Nicaragua. Situated between Honduras and Costa Rica, it is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Nearly 30% of its 6 million residents live below the poverty line (1), and 17% of children under the age of 5 suffer from a severe condition caused by malnutrition called stunting (2). Access to education is limited, with farmers and the poor having minimal or no access at all.
Beltran’s love of science wouldn’t be where it is today without the meals he receives at his school through Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding program. The meal he receives each school day gives him the energy he needs to cultivate his love of the natural world. On behalf of Beltran and the more than 300,000 other children we feed every day, thank you for your generosity and support.
*Name has been changed.