Drive: No Boundaries

One in 14 kids in Haiti will die before the age of 5 from malnutrition.

You, Danzhen, et al. “Levels & Trends in Child Mortality Report 2015.” United Nations Population Division | Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Children's Fund, Sept. 2015, www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/mortality/child-mortality-report-2015.shtml.

Haitian child in poverty stricken village

The Need

A Child Hunger Crisis in Haiti

Haiti is a third world country. Poverty, poor infrastructure and an even worse economy plague Haiti, making it the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Three out of 4 Haitians live on less than U.S. $2 per day. In Haiti, they spend 57 percent of their meager income just trying to obtain enough food to survive. Those who feel the effects of this crisis the most are children.

One in 10 children in Haiti are acutely malnourished and one in five are underweight and/or stunted. These children are at the mercy of their environment, suffering circumstances beyond their and their parent’s control.

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Quick Facts

What is the child malnutrition rate in Haiti?

Currently, 1 in 5 children in Haiti are malnourished, 1 in 10 are acutely malnourished.

You, Danzhen, et al. “Levels & Trends in Child Mortality Report 2015.” United Nations Population Division | Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Children's Fund, Sept. 2015, www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/mortality/child-mortality-report-2015.shtml.

What is the mortality rate of children in Haiti?

1 in 14 will die before reaching the age of 5.

You, Danzhen, et al. “Levels & Trends in Child Mortality Report 2015.” United Nations Population Division | Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Children's Fund, Sept. 2015, www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/mortality/child-mortality-report-2015.shtml.

What is the average daily food intake for a child?

Many children in Haiti have one meal per day, some have less.

You, Danzhen, et al. “Levels & Trends in Child Mortality Report 2015.” United Nations Population Division | Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Children's Fund, Sept. 2015, www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/mortality/child-mortality-report-2015.shtml.

Meds & Food for Kids

Meds & Food for Kids is a social enterprise dedicated to saving the lives of malnourished children in Haiti. They accomplish their mission by developing, producing and distributing highly nutritious foods, including the gold-standard Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). They make their food products in Haiti, using Haitian workers and, whenever possible, Haitian raw materials. Haitians call our RUTF “Medika Mamba” — or “Peanut Butter Medicine” in Creole.

REGARDLESS OF WHERE A CHILD IS BORN, EVERY LIFE MATTERS.

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Medika Mamba

Meds & Food for Kids is producing a miracle medicine called Medika Mamba that is saving the lives of children in Haiti. See some incredible testimonies of how this peanut butter based supplement has saved the life of a child.

  • Clinton
  • Dimaniana
  • Fabrice and Ilinx
  • Vanessa
before and after photo of Haitian twin babies

Fabrice and Ilinx

Fabrice and Ilinx were born in a set of triplets and lost their sibling at birth. They arrived at clinic at 3 months old weighing less than 4 LB. Medika Mamba increased their weights to over 12 LB each!
before and after photo of Haitian boy

Clinton

Clinton arrived at the clinic a very sick, lethargic child. After treatment with Medika Mamba and excellent care, he has gained 14 LB!
before and after photo of Haitian baby

Dimaniana

Dimaniana arrived at the clinic in the middle of the night. Her mother did not think she would make it to the next day. Her little body was in so much pain. With excellent care and slow introduction to Medika Mamba, she is now heavier and healthier – and still gaining!
before and after photo of Haitian girl

Vanessa

Vanessa lost her mother at 8 days old. Her father did the best he could, but she was only 9 LB at one year old. After two months on Medika Mamba and treatment for severe pneumonia, she was able to return home much healthier, and her father has received education and support to keep her on the right track to gain even more weight.

Raising Funds to Save Lives

In 2016, the Drive: No Boundaries initiative began with the purpose of helping end child hunger in Haiti.

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A live auction was held during an annual event hosted by Nutra Blend, a micro ingredient feed distributor in the U.S., with hundreds of agriculture industry leaders participating. The results were nothing short of incredible. Through the generosity of those participating in Drive: No Boundaries, the program was able to raise $1.4 million in its first year. This donation purchased enough treatments of Medika Mamba to save the lives of over 21,000 children in Haiti.

But Drive: No Boundaries didn’t stop there. In 2017, the program hosted an online auction with the hopes of raising $1 million. The funds this year would go towards purchasing a second mixer and packaging line for Medika Mamba. Yet again, the incredible efforts of the animal feed industry produced a total of $1.1 million for Meds & Food for Kids!
 
This new equipment will quadruple production, resulting in four times the number of children that can be helped. This also impacts MFK’s global efforts where they will collaborate with UNICEF Global to produce Medika Mamba and other life-saving supplements for children in need from 12 countries around the world.


Nutra Blend, LLC. Meds & Food for Kids is Getting a Mixer. “Nutra Blend News.” 1 July 2017.

DRIVE: NO BOUNDARIES IS SAVING LIVES

In just two years, Drive: No Boundaries has raised over 2 million dollars for children in Haiti!

2016

In 2016, Drive: No Boundaries raised over 1.4 million dollars!

In 2016, Drive: No Boundaries hosted a live auction attended by members of the animal feed industry.

In just one night, Drive: No Boundaries raised over 1.4 million dollars!

These funds went to Meds & Food for Kids to treat starving and malnourished children in Haiti.

With this donation, over 21,000 Haitin children's lives were saved. 

 

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2017

In 2017, Drive: No Boundaries raised over 1.1 million dollars!

Once again, the incredible generosity of the animal feed industry resulted in a donation of over 1.1 million dollars to Meds & Food for Kids through an online auction hosted by Drive: No Boundaries. This donation was used to purchase a second manufacturing line for MFK's production facility. With this second line, MFK was able to quadruple their output of their lifesaving supplement Medika Mamba.

Now, MFK is able to export Medika Mamba to over 12 other third world countries, giving them the chance to save the lives of starving children across the world. 

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Did You Know?

DNB is supported by leaders of the animal feed industry with the goal of helping end child hunger in Haiti.

Nutra Blend, LLC. Drive: No Boundaries Auction Raises Enough Funds to Give Meds & Food for Kids the Ability to Save 21,000 Lives. “Nutra Blend News.” 1 June 2

In 2016, DNB raised $1.4 million to help save the lives of 21,000 children in Haiti.

Nutra Blend, LLC. Drive: No Boundaries Auction Raises Enough Funds to Give Meds & Food for Kids the Ability to Save 21,000 Lives. “Nutra Blend News.” 1 June 2016.

In 2017, DNB raised $1.1 million to help quadruple MFK’s production of life-saving supplements.

Nutra Blend, LLC. Meds and Food for Kids is Getting a Mixer. “Nutra Blend News.” 1 July 2017.