Every year, millions of children like Cristal suffer from the effects of hidden hunger.

Each child has the right to reach their full potential free from preventable impairments.

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MALNUTRITION AFFECTS

2000000000

PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE.

This is what inspires us to fight against hidden hunger.

Each child has the right to reach their full potential free from preventable impairments.

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1 OUT OF 3

CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING
COUNTRIES ARE AFFECTED
BY MALNUTRITION.

This is what inspires us to fight against hidden hunger.

It is our passion to empower the populations in developing countries...

EVERY YEAR

0 Million

CHILDREN WILL LOSE THEIR FIGHT AGAINST HIDDEN HUNGER.

...to end the cycle of poverty and create a sustainable solution to malnutrition.

In just five short months, her skin tone improved and her eyes brightened.

Cristal, Age 6

Cristal is now a healthy young girl who loves to play soccer and aspires to be
a teacher. Without the nutritional
intervention provided by the Mathile
Institute and its collaborators, she may have never had the chance to thrive.

*Results from initial two-year study in Guatemala City

M+ fights the effects of hidden hunger.

In 2016 6.0 Million

servings of M+ and micronutrient interventions were provided to children across the globe.

  • Anemia

    0% Decrease with M+

    This deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood which can lead to impaired physical and motor development.

  • Respiratory Infections

    0% Decrease with M+

    Contagious infection of your upper respiratory tract includes the nose, throat, pharynx, larynx and bronchi.

  • Acute Diarrhea

    0% Decrease with M+

    Abrupt onset of three or more loose stools per day and lasts no longer than 14 days.

  • Stunting

    0% Decrease with M+

    This condition can lead to impaired cognitive development and abnormal brain cell growth.

  • Cognitive Development

    0% Decrease with M+

    Malnutrition leads to impaired cognitive development and abnormal brain cell growth.

Helping
Children Thrive

Every child deserves a healthy start. But when access and poverty stand in the way of providing basic nutritional needs, the results can be devastating: failure to thrive, lifelong health problems and even death.

We know that when children receive the proper nutrition early in life, they do better in school, have fewer childhood diseases and lead a more productive adult life with increased health and income.

Sadly, each year millions of children simply do not have access to this simple intervention that can transform their lives.

Culture

Effective long-term interventions depend on fostering deep understanding and commitment among affected populations.

To this end, we work to understand local customs, food preferences and distribution models. Our projects include innovative communication, behavior change and community engagement elements to help create lasting impact.

Collaboration

Unfortunately,
the lack of healthy, nutritious food is not a new challenge for these countries.

That’s why we rely on building relationships within the communities we feed, from individuals to families, to governments and NGOs. We make sure we’re as effective as possible.

Caretakers

The Mathile
Institute’s approach to caretakers is twofold.

In the case of expectant and new mothers, their own nutrition can be our focus. In addition, we work to gain and keep the trust of the caretakers of the children we serve—making sure they have trust, confidence and access to our micronutrient fortified foods that help their children and communities thrive.

Children

Ultimately, our goal is to provide vital nutrients to children so they can thrive and reach their full potential.

This goal is becoming a reality, as we literally feed thousands of children a year—an investment that pays out over a lifetime in good health, economic vibrancy and generations of future success.

Helping
Children Thrive

Every child deserves a healthy start. But when access and poverty stand in the way of providing basic nutritional needs, the results can be devastating: failure to thrive, lifelong health problems and even death.

We know that when children receive the proper nutrition early in life, they do better in school, have fewer childhood diseases and lead a more productive adult life with increased health and income.

Sadly, each year millions of children simply do not have access to this simple intervention that can transform their lives.

Culture

Effective long-term interventions depend on fostering deep understanding and commitment among affected populations.

To this end, we work to understand local customs, food preferences and distribution models. Our projects include innovative communication, behavior change and community engagement elements to help create lasting impact.

Collaboration

Unfortunately,
the lack of healthy, nutritious food is not a new challenge for these countries.

That’s why we rely on building relationships within the communities we feed, from individuals to families, to governments and NGOs. We make sure we’re as effective as possible.

Caretakers

The Mathile
Institute’s approach to caretakers is twofold.

In the case of expectant and new mothers, their own nutrition can be our focus. In addition, we work to gain and keep the trust of the caretakers of the children we serve—making sure they have trust, confidence and access to our micronutrient fortified foods that help their children and communities thrive.

Children

Ultimately, our goal is to provide vital nutrients to children so they can thrive and reach their full potential.

This goal is becoming a reality, as we literally feed thousands of children a year—an investment that pays out over a lifetime in good health, economic vibrancy and generations of future success.

In 2016, more than

3,875 CHILDREN

under age 6 received

OVER 1 MILLION SERVINGS

of Chispuditos.

Our Impact

Honduras suffers from widespread poverty and chronic undernutrition. The project focuses on delivering vital micronutrients to children between the ages of 3-6 in the Dry Corridor, an internationally recognized region of high need with very high poverty rates and corresponding malnutrition rates of 50%.

We collaborate with Shoulder 2 Shoulder™, a non-profit Honduran NGO that manages 20 health centers serving the rural area of Intibucá, to deliver vital micronutrients to children with Chispuditos. Our main objectives are to improve micronutrient status, decrease disease rates, provide education and monitor the success of the program.

In 2016,

6,435 children

under age 6 received

OVER 1.5 MILLION SERVINGS

of Chispuditos.

Our Impact

We collaborate with several government and NGO organizations working to address the nutritional needs of children ages 3-6 in urban and challenging rural settings. These feeding programs have shown improved cognitive development and school readiness providing a foundation to reach their full potential.

In 2016,

800+ children

the ages of 3-6 received

OVER 200,000 SERVINGS

of Chispuditos.

Our Impact

Recognizing the correlation between proper nutrition and the ability to learn, we collaborate with Fundación Padre Fabretto™, whose mission is to empower underserved children and families in Nicaragua to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods and take advantage of economic opportunity through education. Fabretto’s mission complements the initiatives and goals that we seek to achieve, and through collaboration we can make a greater impact on the lives of those we serve.

The program currently serves children attending approximately 35 schools in three different regions in Northern Nicaragua. These schools are in very challenging geographies, but this collaboration is highly motivated to change lives and improve the education and nutrition of these underserved children and families.

In 2016,

4,074 children

under age 6 received

OVER 1,059,240 SERVINGS

of Chispuditos.

Our Impact

In collaboration with FUSAL (Fundación Salvadoreña para la Salud y el Desarrollo Humano), Humanitas™ the Ministry of Health and a field team of local physicians, nutritionists, educators, health promoters and agronomists, we are working to improve the nutritional and health status of children under the age of 5.

This work aims to reduce the poverty cycle in four municipalities of the Department of La Libertad by incorporating a strong education and economic development program through community engagement and behavior change strategies.