Children saved
from malnutrition
Farmers trained
in best practices
Haitian workers
employed in
our factory
anemic school
children treated with
MFK products
Our Impact

We are fighting to end child malnutrition in Haiti. Our therapeutic foods are distributed to clinics, orphanages, and schools nationwide to treat and prevent malnutrition in children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers.

Our foods are made in
Cap-Haïtien, by Haitians, using peanuts from local farmers – allowing us to not only feed people, but provide jobs, training, and education to the communities we serve.
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Children saved from malnutrition
Farmers trained in best practices
Haitian workers employed in our factory
anemic school children treated with MFK products
“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.”
“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”
“We have a total of 300 students and we serve the kids Vita Mamba everyday to keep them healthy”
“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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Medika Mamba Miracle: Meet Cephora

In Haiti, every single day is a new challenge. We press on even amid the tragedy that we are currently facing. We cannot just hope for a better tomorrow but continue to work hard today, as the Créole proverb says, "pa konte sou demen. (Don't count on tomorrow.) The Haitian health conditions continue to become more complicated every day. As a result, there are more cases of malnourished children as they have very little health support and access to food. MFK's team is always working hard to give a second chance to any child who is sick or malnourished. A sachet of Medika Mamba can make all the difference in saving their life. 

The nutrition team at MFK is dedicated to the mission and committed to following up with all the partner clinics consistently every month. This results in many important findings on the success of nutrition education classes, health screenings, malnutrition prevention, and the treatment of children who are malnourished. In addition, the team follows up with clinics involved with the prenatal program-- checking in on the supplementation of pregnant and nursing women, as well as the evaluation and training of nurses and health agents to keep their health knowledge up to date.

Our partner clinic New Hope Hospital is located in the Plaine-du-Nord community in Northern, Haiti. MFK works with New Hope Hospital by providing Medika Mamba donations to treat malnutrition and operate the malnutrition program. The nurse and health agents who run the weekly program also organize one big children's screening day every month. They have adopted many practices to ensure the people understand the important health and nutritional topics to prevent malnutrition and feed their children properly. They are committed “to educate and screen as many children as possible to decrease malnutrition levels in Plaine du Nord". 

One of the children in the community the program had a part in helping was Cephora. Cephora was recently treated for severe acute malnutrition at Profamille, another MFK clinic partner, located in Cap-Haitien at Fort St-Michel. Every Friday their clinic nurse runs the malnutrition program in partnership with MFK. 

At 7 months old and just 6.6 lbs, Cephora was admitted for severe acute malnutrition with diarrhea, fever, and no appetite. Cephora's mother was very worried about her baby. Cephora's mom came to Profamille’s clinic with her baby for screening at the advice of a neighbor. At the first assisted education session, Kinderlie, Cephora's Mother, realized that she misunderstood many things on how to properly feed her baby girl. Cephora received the nutrition treatment and liked how Medika Mamba tasted. After spending 12 weeks in the malnutrition program, she was discharged at a healthier weight of 13.2 lbs. 

"My baby girl's face and health were transformed, she looks like a different girl-- energized, full of joy, and playful. She can sit up on her own while she will be able to grow up healthier thanks to MFK’s Medika Mamba that we are so grateful for," added Kinderlie.

July 20, 2021
Staying the Course

Dear Friends of MFK and Haiti,

The Haitian President’s assassination was a tragedy, and we grieve with the people of Haiti.  MFK nevertheless remains optimistic about the future of Haiti, and is committed to the voiceless people of Haiti who have nowhere else to live, few opportunities for employment and not enough food for their children.

Since I first visited Haiti in 1988 there has been much turmoil, many natural disasters and ongoing political change. But everything (except Mother Nature) has improved in these last 33 years. Because of the resilience and hard work of Haitians, MFK is optimistic about the future. Today we are continuing to produce Medika Mamba in our factory and keeping our eyes on the security situation to be certain that all of our employees are safe. Luckily, we are situated far from the chaos of Port au Prince.

More than ever, Haiti needs our support and partnership. And more than ever,  MFK needs your support and partnership so that we can continue to fulfill our mission to save lives and help build a better future. Thank you all for your compassionate concern and support of Haiti’s poorest people.

As they say in Haiti “Kenbe fem.” Stay the course, stay strong.

With much gratitude,

Pat Wolff
Founder, Senior Advisor

July 8, 2021
Letter to MFK Stakeholders: CEO Transition  

Dear Friends,

The past year has been tumultuous for the entire world, including MFK. Throughout, we’ve been able to continue producing, distributing, and treating children in Haiti – thanks in large part to your continued support of our work, for children who desperately need our help. We are mentoring smallholder farmers and providing stable employment for our employees. In fact, in the first nine months of the current fiscal year we outpaced our record-breaking production in 2020 with 1,074,645 million kilos of Ready-to-Use Foods.

We are thankful for your partnership. As our partner, we would like to update you on a  management change: we have accepted the resignation of CEO Angela Brown Gilliam. This is not the outcome we hoped for, but we know Angela will continue to support MFK’s work. The MFK Board and I are fully committed to launching a new CEO search and will strategize with the search firm to identify the right leader for the organization’s next season of growth.

Continuity is crucial to the lives of the children we serve, so we are pleased to announce that the board has elected Suzanne Langlois as interim CEO beginning July 1, 2021. Suzanne joined the MFK  board in 2010 and has served on the Development, Governance, and CEO Search Committees. In recent years, she has been Secretary of the board and serves on the Executive Committee.

In her professional life, Suzanne is the co-founder and former co-owner of Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting  Company – a roaster and regional wholesaler of specialty coffee; and Kaldi’s Coffeehouse – cafes offering coffee beverages and eclectic fare. She currently teaches entrepreneurship at Washington  University in St. Louis, MO.

The St. Louis and Haiti staffs are supportive of these decisions and will ensure a smooth transition. Angela will remain on our team for the next six weeks to transfer knowledge, make introductions and offer assistance where needed.

Thank you for all that you do to help MFK save lives and improve livelihoods for Haiti’s people.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mesi Anpil,

Jeff Klopfenstein  

Board President 

July 2, 2021