588
THOUSAND +
Children saved
from malnutrition
25
HUNDRED +
Farmers trained
in best practices
88
Haitian workers
employed in
our factory
121,300
anemic school
children treated with
MFK products
Our Mission

Meds & Food for Kids is dedicated to meeting the essential nutritional needs of malnourished children, pregnant and nursing women and school children using Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) produced in our factory in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

By transferring skills and knowledge to our Haitian workers and engaging farmers to source local raw materials, we break the cycle of poverty and sustainably stimulate economic development.
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588,000+
Children saved from malnutrition
2,500+
Farmers trained in best practices
88
Haitian workers employed in our factory
121,300
anemic school children treated with MFK products
Photo collection encompassing Meds & Food for Kids focus areas. A man in field for agriculture. A school aged girl eating our product for nutrition. An MFK employee in factory for job focus. Pregnant woman on scale with nurse assisting for prenatal care.
“Because our farms have improved we are better able to take care of our families…we eat better and send our children to school… we are working to build a better life.”
PHILOGENE JEAN BAPTISTE, Farmer
“My daughter couldn’t stand or walk because she was so sick… I came here and they gave her the Mamba and she started to get better… I see her improving every day”
PIERRE FREDLINE, Mother
“We have a total of 300 students and we serve the kids Vita Mamba everyday to keep them healthy”
FRANCOIS BLAISE MARIE GINA, Third Frade Teacher
“Employment has really meant a lot to me…I can provide for myself 100% with my salary and…it really has helped me and my family”
JEAN ALEX PIERRE, Production Supervisor
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95 Farmers Graduate MFK’s Farmer Training Program

On July 10th,  95 farmers crossed the stage to graduate from our farmer school program. We are so proud of all of them for their hard work throughout the 5 months of training. These farmers who graduated from the Meds & Food for Kids program now join the farmers’ network managed by the Agricultural team, becoming certified suppliers of peanuts to MFK for the production of therapeutic food products. The program is a win-win as it allows MFK to source more local peanuts, strengthening the local economy, while the farmers are now able to produce more peanuts, make more income, and have access to treat their own kids with MFK’s products.

The ceremony was held in the afternoon in the auditorium of the national school Dosmond (commune of Ouanaminthe.) Farmers came from their communities Savane Longue, Prevoyance, and Welch. Organized by MFK, the event is a continuity of the program by reinforcing the capacity of the planters in the Ouanaminthe areas. It was a beautiful moment together to recognize the hard work of these farmers. Farmers from each community wear a unique color at the time of the ceremony. The group from Savanne Longue wore red, the group from Prevoyance in white, and the group from Welch in yellow. 

July 27, 2022
Medika Mamba Miracle: Meet Arsmterlin
Medika Mamba Miracle: Meet Arsmterlin

At 21 months old, Arsmterlin lived in the Fort Bourgeois community with his parents and his two older siblings, who are twins. He was breastfed for the first year of his life, and three months after weaning, he started to lose appetite and became weak. He occasionally would have to spend time in inpatient care in a private clinic for diarrhea and fever. Arsmterlin's condition gradually became more complicated with edema, a swelling caused by malnutrition.

Arsmterlin's mother was familiar with one of the MFK's clinic partners, the Fort Bourgeois clinic, located in the Cap-Haitien community. At one point, she had brought Arsmterlin’s older twin siblings there for malnutrition symptoms. At the clinic, she had been educated on many topics, including malnutrition prevention, and how to feed her children well. She knew they could assist with Arsmterlin’s situation and that the life of her baby could be saved.

Arsmterlin was screened for severe acute malnutrition at the Fort Bourgeois clinic in April, weighing just 16.9 LB. He was immediately admitted to the malnutrition treatment program. After only a week of Medika mamba treatment, everyone at the clinic noticed that Arsmterlin's face was completely changed. 

In total, Arsmterlin spent 8 weeks in the outpatient clinic receiving Medika Mamba and loved the taste of the therapeutic food. He graduated from the malnutrition program at a healthier 20.5 LB and is now energetic and happy. Arsmterlin's family is thankful to MFK for donating this miracle Mamba product that has saved the lives of Haitian children, including their own baby.

"I don't have the words to explain my joy in seeing my baby’s face and health transformed, he is like a different boy thanks to MFK's Medika Mamba," says his mother, Adonise.

July 20, 2022
Agriculture Spotlight: Meet Antoine

Antoine Clement graduated from MFK’s farmer training program in January 2022 and quickly became part of the Champions program. MFK’s Champions program provides individualized advice and financial and technical support throughout the growing season to assist farmers in implementing improved techniques to grow a higher quality and quantity of peanuts. The farmers also have the opportunity to sell their low-aflatoxin peanuts to MFK to use in our Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods.

Antoine is 69 years old and has been in farming since he was a young boy. He is from the third communal section of Ouanaminthe known as Savane Longue. The community is home to around 10,000 people, with agriculture being the main economic activity in the area. Antoine has lived his entire life in Savane Longue, and it’s in this community that he and his wife have raised all 10 of their children. With much pride, Antoine explains that he was able to educate all of his kids about agriculture.

In his gardens, Antoine grows cassava roots, pigeon beans, sugar cane, and plantains, but he considers peanuts his main crops. “Sometimes we plant other things to help us fight against hunger, but peanuts are the crop that helped me raise my 10 children,” he added. Haitian farmers often practice mixed gardens which consist of a variety of products so they always have food in their garden throughout the seasons. 

When asked about his experience with the MFK training program, with Antoine told us “before the farmer training program I used to plant groundnuts in my own way, but afterward, I decided to follow the advice of the agronomists in order to produce more and sell my products to MFK.”

Antoine is very proud to be a farmer. Raising and educating 10 children with agriculture as the only source of income is not easy in Haiti. Though he has the support of his wife and children, he explains that his journey has been very long. He usually leaves their house to go out to the farm at 5 in the morning and does not get back until late in the afternoon.  

While Antoine enjoys being a farmer, he also recognizes the challenges that he and other farmers face, which force many to abandon agriculture- shortage of rain, depleted soil, and not enough tools and resources. For him personally, it has been a challenge to have assistance in the field as all his children are now adults, and only a few want to follow in his footsteps in farming.

MFK has been working with Antoine in the Champions program and supports him in his agriculture activities. As part of the program, MFK makes many resources available to him such as a garden hoe, tarps, mesh bags, a machete, and, most importantly, a market for him to sell his crops. MFK is proud to work side by side with courageous farmers like Antoine.

July 6, 2022