Make A Difference with Medishare on Mother's Day

  • Posted on: 26 April 2008
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

Don't forget - Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th.  Project Medishare has released a special Mother's Day Appeal to complete their innovative program to treat malnourished children with locally grown ingredients.  Once established in Thomonde, Project Medishare wants to expand their coverage throughout the entire Central Plateau.  You can make a special donation in your mother's name to Project Medishare this year, helping to make sure that Haitian mothers are able to keep their children nourished and healthy.  



Project Medishare is building an Akamil Production Facility that will manufacture and distribute AKA1000, often referred to as Akamil, a mix of locally-grown products such as cereals (rice, corn, millet, wheat) and vegetables (beans) all blended into powder. It is a product of great nutritious value containing building and energetic nutrients, and is affordable to poor families. With the expert consultation of a nutritionist, the finished product will be fortified with a mix of important vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, and Vitamin A.



But this program goes beyond emergency food aid.  It will be coupled with an agricultural program that will provide training, tools, and support to local farmers in order for them to produce crops for themselves. The Akamil will also provide nourishment for HIV/AIDS and TB patients.  Patients who are well nourished have healthier immune systems and have less side effects from their medications.  In other words, the program protects the health of children, patients, and promotes the livelihoods of Haitian farmers at the same time.



Project Medishare has raised several hundred thousand dollars toward the $1.4 million that it needs, but seeks  funding for the first three years of operation.  For a gift of $25 or more, Project Medishare will send a Mother's Day note to your mother, letting her know that a donation has been made in her honor. The women of Thomonde will appreciate your thoughtful gift which will help them raise healthy children so that their community can have a brighter tomorrow.



Once you have donated, email Gabriele Denis  ( with the address(es) of those you are honoring so they may receive their Mother's Day note.






Thanks for thinking of Project Medishare as Mother's Day draws near.  This is an innovative program that will improve nutrition, health and economy of Thomonde, and eventually the whole Plateau.  Also be sure to check out the Project Medishare Blog.





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