Jules is a six-year-old first grader, from one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the outskirts of Cap-Haitien. His family is poor, often only able to provide one meal a day and 5 Gourd (about 12 cents) for a small snack to buy at school. As a result, Jules is often hungry and very undernourished.
And when we met him, he looked it. Despite being six years old, Jules had the average weight of a two year old and was severely stunted (to learn more about stunting, look inside). He constantly had a fever because his body was prone to infections due to a lack of vitamins and minerals. At the beginning of the school year, when Jules was well enough to go to school he often just sat there, too hungry to focus, pay attention and play at recess.
After receiving antibiotics for his infections and eating Vita Mamba during the school year, Jules is totally transformed. Before, he was often late to school, as the walk there was exhausting. Now he is able to run into class, He is alert, focused, and jokes around with his classmates. The smile on his face shows that he is not only feeding better, he is a happier little boy. Every day, he looks forward to eating Mamba – enjoying every little bit until the package is completely clean. With Mamba, Jules is healthier and he can now reap the benefits of being in school and getting an education.