Kids in our villages are a little shy and not much talkative to adults.
Even then, they are kind and friendly. We visited the community this specific time with a group of north Americans, who had the chance to try that day lunch, and see the school activities to get to know the food program.
This was a very beneficial day of activities. Angelica was talking to her friends when Prof. Moran and I meet her for the interview; she looked very cooperative and supportive.
Most kids eat their meal at the same area they receive classes. In addition, the school has only 3 official classrooms and a multipurpose room that serves as higher grades classrooms. They needed to increase the number of grades in order to cover the community demand of it. The closest middle school it is located far away.
Many kids eat in a daily basis, some do not. In the case of the stakeholder, she mentioned eating 3 times a day; but most times what they call a breakfast it is usually only coffee and a piece of bread for the ones who has access to it.
School ends around 1pm and they usually get home very late afternoon. Meaning some may spend all day without some or enough food in their bellies if not fed at school.
The RAH packages are very important for the kids, because they provide a permanent source of vitamins and supplements that surely do not receive from other products.
At these areas fruits existence it is very limited, and what she says they eat as fruit; it might surely be mangos, most common fruit in Pespire. Other fruits are limited or inexistent. In addition, as prof. Moran mentioned, she probably means the vegetables they grow at school.
Very poor and undernourished kids are very hard to interview since they are usually very shy and inexpressive. However, these ones are who benefit the most from the food program as prof. Moran mentions in his interview.
El Chaparral it is a far away community, but far from been one of the poorest areas in the south of Honduras.