FEED THE CHILDRENWith every purchase you make, Fenix Nutrition will help feed a child in need.
HOW WE GIVE
With every purchase you make, Fenix Nutrition will help provide a nutritious meal to a child in need. One purchase for one nutritious meal.
How it works:
- Every time a purchase is made at fenixnutrition.com, a child in need receives a nutritious meal.
- The Operation Conquer Hunger team works with charity partners to manufacture the nutritious meals.
- Charity partners work with validated organizations and local governments to transport and distribute.
- Meals are given to children in need.
WHAT WE GIVE
We’re not just feeding, but nourishing children.
Malnourished children are missing key nutrients in their diets, which can hinder brain, bone, and immune system development. Most humanitarian food consists of grain, such as corn, but may lack other essential nutrients necessary for healthy development. Our meals are specially formulated for malnourished children.*
Our meals are developed to provide:
- A balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and fiber.
- Essential fatty acids required for normal brain development, skin health, and immune defense.
- Electrolytes necessary for maintaining normal fluid balance and muscle function.
- 25 essential vitamins and minerals.
- Vitamin A, which is essential for normal sight and immune functions.
- Bone nutrients for normal growth and skeletal development.
The meals are also vegetarian and non-dairy and allow for easy addition of ingredients to fit every taste and culture.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
WHERE WE GIVE
On a warm day in Haiti, 18-month-old Aliana dances in the courtyard of her orphanage, tossing her doll in the air, seeming happy and content with her life.“She’s so happy and thriving,” says Julie Joseph, founder of Redeemer’s House Orphanage. “We are so thankful she’s healthy because her life could have turned out very differently.”
Aliana almost didn’t live past her first birthday. Not being able to provide for her in the chaotic and dangerous streets of Port-au-Prince, Aliana’s mother dropped her off at Redeemer’s House Orphanage. “She weighed only eight pounds and was so malnourished, I didn’t think she was going to make it,” says Joseph. “Here we were able to provide her formula and a meal, which helped nurse her back to health.”
Thanks to generous meal donations, Aliana and many others have a healthy, happy life.
During the fourth quarter of 2011, FTC Malawi distributed 130,221 meals to over 58,000 children in 684 centers. One of the orphans receiving meals is two-year-old Pesina Chiweta from Gomani village. She lives with her 53-year-old grandmother, Benadetta, who is also raising six other orphaned grandchildren. Bernadetta survives by farming a tiny half-acre plot with corn and peanuts. Pesina became severely malnourished and neighbors advised Bernadetta to take her to the Community Based Child Care Center for donated porridge which is served free to children under five. After a few weeks of receiving the porridge, Pesina fully recovered and at 28 months, she now weighs 10.2 kgs.” The meals saved the life of my grandchild,” said Benadetta.
“It was a ‘bad’ day, starting with heavy rainfall. Driving from Madalitso food plant to Malingunde trading center, one of our distribution centers, was not easy. But the bad weather did not bother Alinafe Billiat, a seven year old girl. Alinafe travelled 10 kilometers from her Chibimphi village to Malingunde trading center to get her meal. Alinafe is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billiat both deceased. Alinafe and her two siblings, Michael and Charity, currently live with their grandmother who lost her husband a few years ago. In addition to these three kids the grandmother also takes care of four other orphans. Five of the seven orphans receive VitaMeal.”
Showing her appreciation Alinafe had this message for the meal donors. “I want to thank the donors who are making this possible, this is the only good meal that I and my relatives get. Our grandmother, she is too old to go out and work. I do not know what we would have done without this help. May the good Lord bless all the people who are working so hard in order to feed us; I know many other children are getting this food.” Alinafe expressed her appreciation while shivering in her wet dress soaked by the day’s heavy rainfall.
“Sometimes you need a physician to prove that a child is malnourished and sometime you don’t. Sometimes you can tell just by looking at the face of a malnourished child. Such is the case with Rose Gama, a six year old girl from Mbanga village in the Masumba-nkhunda area of the Lilongwe district of Malawi. Rose lost her father when she was one year old, and her mother died when Rose was four years old. Now, two years since Rose lost her mother, life is not the same. She has been forced to stay with her aunt who is also taking care of other orphans. In many cases Rose only gets one meal a day and mostly the meal does not have enough nutrients to nourish her body. In December of last year, Rose was added to a list of kids who receive meals every month. Since she started getting the meals, her health has improved but she still has a long way to go before fully recovering from malnutrition. Troubled little Rose had this say when she was asked to say something to meal donors.
“My health has improved. I am 6 years old but still I have not yet started school. I did not have enough energy to go to school. I am happy that I am now able to walk this distance but it was not the case with me before, I was too weak to walk long distances. But since I started getting meals, my health has improved tremendously. I am hoping to start school this year because I feel I am able to walk from home to school and again I am able to sit in class and learn. Thank you to those who have made this possible.”.
“In many cultures, to be a first born son means good luck, because a first born son normally inherits the wealth and treasures of his parents. But a first born is also responsible to look after his siblings. And for Noel Chibwe, this means problems. Noel and his two siblings lost both parents at a very young age. By the time his parents died they had nothing to leave the children. They had no bank account, no estates, they had nothing. Once every month Noel travels from his village of Ndumira to Malingunde trading center to receive his packet of meals. For Noel this is the only nutritious food he receives. He lives with his grandparents who are old and unable to work. As a result, they are unable to provide all the necessities of life to Noel and his siblings. Even though Noel is very young, he is thinking of ways he can help his siblings.
When asked for a brief message to the donors, somber Noel had this to say as tears fell from his eyes. “I am glad that I am one of the beneficiaries, I don’t know if my siblings would have survived without these meals. Our parents died when they were too little and our grandparent did not have any money to buy good food for us but we have been saved.. I want all the people who are giving us this food to know that they have saved the lives of my siblings who could have died by now. I don’t have much to say rather than to just say thank you.”
Janet Banda was severely malnourished and unable to walk or talk when an orphanage took her in. Within a week of receiving meals, her tiny body began to normalize. Now she is able to run, play, and learn with the other children. Now she has hope.
Sixteen-year-old Shuang Wu is now studying at the special education school in Xiamen. When he was born, he was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome. Shuang Wu’s favorite activity is riding a bicycle and he wants to learn how to swim during his summer holiday. Shuang’s teacher says that he is an open-minded, thoughtful teenager, and that he received an award as one of the outstanding students in Xiamen.
When Shuang Wu received donated meals, he kept saying “thank you” over and over again. To express his gratitude, he recited a beautiful Chinese poem for his donors. His parents thanked Nu Skin donors for the meals that will provide Shuang Wu with the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy growth.
Xie Rongxue is 11 and in the fourth grade. Her family’s annual income is the equivalent of US$75. Her father is in the hospital for liver disease treatment, so her 16-year-old brother dropped out of school to help with the farm. Meal donations assure that Xie and her family receives proper nutrition.
Tupiza, a 7-year-old boy, works in the mines to help support his family since his father died a few years ago. He used to eat one meal a day and chew coca to calm the hunger and stay awake. Now he receives a second meal donation, and he is doing much better in school.
WHY WE GIVE
“They rise highest who lift as they go.” – Kevin Hall
Our ultimate goal at Fenix Nutrition is to spread health as a lifestyle through becoming and staying active. The products we have developed can be taken throughout your life, to improve your life. We each have experienced many benefits from using our products and have had the chance to share them with those around us. But that’s not enough. We want to use our business to give more.
To do this we created Feed The Children, an initiative that works with charity partners to deliver nutritious meals to children in need around the world. Uniquely, each of the founders of Fenix Nutrition have lived and spent time in impoverished areas of the world. We have seen firsthand the sadness and suffering that is caused by malnutrition. Through Feed The Children, we hope to lift others as we rise by sharing health and nutrition with children who otherwise would not have the chance to receive it.
MORE THAN A MEAL
Maximizing Your Impact
While the nutritious meal itself is very important in impacting the lives of children, the donations go beyond just the meal to impact the lives of many others. These meal donations create opportunities to improve lives through education, jobs, and teaching self-sufficiency.
Drawing Children to School
Meal donations are generally distributed through school programs because parents living in poverty will often send their children to school for a free meal, rather than keep them home to work. This is especially true of girls: the World Bank has recognized that “there is no investment more effective for achieving development goals than educating girls.”