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Vitamin Angels’ globetrotting President Howard Schiffer is traveling again - this time to Nicaragua along with our friends and partners at Univera. Vitamin Angels’ Development Coordinator Brittany Andrews is also along for the ride, as is the talented photographer and videographer Matt Dayka, with camera in hand.
Vitamin-Angels is visiting two of our in-country partners, The Rainbow Network and Amigos for Christ, who distribute vitamin A, prenatals and children's multivitamins as part of our Operation 20/20 and Thrive to Five programs. Our group will be headed into remote and rural access areas to observe vitamin distributions to both mothers and children. Currently we are reaching 606,750 children under 5 and 270,000 mothers with vitamin A, and an additional 2,900 mothers with prenatal vitamins.
The World Health Organization reports that of Nicaraguan children under age 5, 3.1% suffer from vitamin A deficiency, 32.9% are anemic, 18.8% are stunted and 4.3% are underweight.
Check out the Notes from the Field:
Nicaragua - April 11, 2011
To our partners at Univera for joining us on another adventure!
To the companies below who donated product to make our work in Nicaragua possible, and to all of our financial contributors who support projects like this one all around the world.