Children who do not receive sufficient nutrition do not develop to their full cognitive and physiological potential.
Children who do not have access to enough nutrition are already permanently behind by age 2.
They will never be able to achieve as much educationally, impacting the number of opportunities available to them.
Guatemala has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world. Nearly half of all children under age 5 in Guatemala suffer from stunted physical and cognitive development due to chronic malnutrition.
Children who do not have access to enough nutrition are likely to remain trapped in the cycle of poverty, repeating it into the next generations of children with the same deficiencies and disadvantages.
Almost 50% of the students in Hays County, TX are classified as "economically disadvantaged." These students receive free or reduced meals at school because they are at risk of food insecurity. This is not uncommon throughout Texas, where the statewide percentage of disadvantaged youth is 60.6%.
Caroline Asimakopoulos is the President of ML Crane Group. She joined the company in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations. In 2021 she was appointed to the President role. She brings over twenty years of strategic, operational and financial management experience in both public and private companies.
Caroline is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado with an Accounting undergraduate degree from CSU Pueblo, and a Masters in Business Administration from Regis University. She is actively involved in her community through organizations including Ancora Ministries and the Women’s Ministry in her community church.
Sylvia comes to Ancora Ministries with a long legacy of family that understands hard work and serving others. Inspired by her grandmother from a young age, Sylvia has sought out ways to serve others both in her career as trainer in the service industry for the past 25 years and through her volunteer work as a teacher in Children’s Ministry for the past 15 years. Sylvia is married to her college sweetheart, Isay, and together they have 3 sons. She enjoys reading, working her in garden and volunteering with her church, the local school district and with the Boy Scouts.
Diana brings to Ancora Ministries 19 years of business finance management experience starting with a Business Management degree from Texas State University. She has worked in the automotive industry for the last 14 years, managing a small family-owned business. Diana has a strong love and passion for her community both near and far, including Guatemala. She has had the privilege of visiting and volunteering in Guatemala several times on mission trips through her home church. Diana is recently married (2020) and enjoying life with her new husband, three precious daughters, and two rambunctious puppies in Buda, Tx.
Children who do not have access to enough nutrition will never be able to achieve as much educationally, impacting the number of opportunities available to them.
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