|Steve, one of our amazing board members, submitted a grant proposal to Vitamin Angels, an organization that provides vitamins for children and mothers-to-be. Their goal is to eliminate newborn mortality due to vitamin deficiency diseases by 2030.
Ourganda’s grant request was approved!
Through their Ugandan office in the capital city of Kampala, Vitamin Angels will supply our master team with 67,500 doses of multivitamins — enough for 375 pregnant moms to have all the vitamin nutrients they need from the time they know they are pregnant to the day they give birth.
Vitamin Angels will also provide a one-year supply of Vitamin A for 1,000 children between the ages of 6-months and 11-months, and Vitamin A and Albendazole for almost 1,700 children between the ages of 12-months and 59-months. (Albendazole is used for the treatment of a variety of parasitic worm infestations.)
In addition to the immeasurable health benefits to the moms, this grant allows the Ourganda team to help 1,000 kids in the three villages we serve along with children in the Ntandi, Sarakihombya, and Kinyate primary schools.
Can you even imagine how excited and thankful we are for this generous grant!