2012 – In Summary
It has been a very big year at Meds & Food for Kids.
We’ve reached some pretty amazing milestones in only 12 months!
This year, Meds & Food for Kids’ Medika Mamba saved the lives of over 30,000 children, the most yet! Children like 3-year-old Wilnor who arrived at the Malnutrition clinic in October weighing just 16lbs. After only a few weeks of Medika Mamba, this little “peanut” was back to a healthy weight of 24lbs!
Our Agriculture Training program piloted an intensive intervention with 30 farmers and saw incredible results! More than 100 farmers approached MFK agronomists asking to participate in MFK’s upcoming 2013 training, probably because we helped farmers decrease costs by almost 60% while increasing yields by 100%.
In October 2012, we cut the ribbon on our New Factory! This new production facility has increased our capacity to produce lifesaving food by 10-times! We currently serve 51 clinics and orphanages, in addition to partnering with UNICEF and very soon the World Food Program.
In 2012 MFK produced 304,055.5kg of Medika Mamba and 11,743.8 kg of our peanut butter supplement Mamba Djamn, a nearly 500% increase from 2011. In addition, we now employ 44 local staff members and we look forward to expanding to provide more technical capacity in the years to come.
Recently, MFK kicked off a USDA-funded research project targeting school-aged children. MFK, leading a coalition of international partners, developed and began testing a new nutritionally-complete school snack designed to improve educational outcomes and bolster mental and physical development in school-aged children. Through this program we hope to reach as many as 1200 school children who often only get one meal a day.