Pre-Natal Vitamins for 1,000 Nicaraguan Women
Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2013
On the North Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, three-quarters of the people suffer from malnutrition. The effects are especially devastating on pregnant and lactating mothers. They are one of the groups most susceptible to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
That’s why MADRE’s Helping Hands program paired with Vitamin Angels to send aid to our sister organization in Nicaragua, Wangki Tangni, which has served more than 60 Indigenous communities in the region.
Through Vitamin Angels, an organization dedicated to providing vital nutrition to children and families in need, MADRE received over 3,000 bottles of pre-natal multivitamins to distribute to Wangki Tangni’s maternity center and women’s clinic.
This means 2 bottles each for every mother served by the clinic! These vitamins are critical to supporting a mother’s nutrition and energy and encouraging a baby’s healthy development.
In March, Helping Hands will begin packing our next shipment toNicaragua. Since last year’s massive shipment, we have collected thousands of donations from our generous supporters, including contacts, glasses, toiletries, fabric and first aid. These items will join the dozen of boxes of pre-natal vitamins from Vitamin Angels.
You can help! Here’s how:
- Visit our Helping Hands Wish List of material aid
- Donate to support this effort
- Sign up to be a volunteer in packing the shipment
Archives"Press Releases" Home June 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 March 2013 February 2013 September 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 November 2010 October 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 January 2009 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 March 2007 February 2007 December 2006 October 2006 July 2006 June 2006 September 2005 January 2004 August 2001
MADRE & Our Partners Make News
Peru TV slammed by UN as racial stereotypes paraded for cheap laughs (The Guardian, September 3, 2014)
In Iraq, women 'are the battlefield' (Women Under Siege , August 12, 2014)
Haitian woman faces death threats for speaking out about violence against women (WBEZ Worldview, July 16, 2014)
Media Spotlight Turns Away from Iraq, as Concerns Mount Over Human Rights and Political Stalemate (Uprising Radio, July 11, 2014)
Iraq: The women left behind (Aljazeera, July 3, 2014)