Did You Know?
DID YOU KNOW?
Learn more about MFK and Haiti.
- According to a 2015 article published by National Geographic, 52% of Haitians are undernourished, the world’s highest rate.
- Only 30% of pregnant women in Haiti are consuming sufficient quantities of important micro-nutrients like iron and Vitamin A (US Department of Health Statistics).
- Due to an ongoing drought and climate change, Haiti’s 2015 agricultural production was the worst registered in 35 years. An estimated 3.6 million Haitians (35%) are currently experiencing food insecurity. (Haitian National Food Security Coordination Unit)
- MFK employs 65 Haitians who manage and run our factory, work in our agriculture programs, and develop and manage our nutritional initiatives. We aspire to one day be entirely Haitian run.
- Every three minutes, we produce enough Medika Mamba or Mamba Djanm to treat one child.
- Although more than half of Haitians work in agriculture, 50% of the food consumed in Haiti is imported (USAID).
- To date, MFK has purchased $293,944 worth of local peanuts: that’s 491,009 lbs of peanuts. That’s nuts!
- In 2013, 1 out of 5 children is chronically malnourished in Haiti. That number increases to nearly 1 out of 3 children in rural communities across the country (DHS).
- A 10 lb severely malnourished child requires 1.5 packets of Medika Mamba per day to receive all the calories, vitamins, and minerals necessary to be cured in 4-8 weeks.
- We reached 58,257 children in 2015 with our lifesaving Medika Mamba and Mamba Djanm. We have the capacity to reach 80,000 annually, with your support.
- MFK, in cooperation with UNICEF Global, now exports Medika Mamba to 12 countries: Guatemala, Chad, Senegal, Cameroon, Honduras, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritania, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Ecuador, and Bolivia. The ability to export increases the sustainability of the factory and provides job security for Haitian workers.