Social Entrepreneurs Fight Global Malnutrition

What if by nourishing yourself you could also help a malnourished child?  A group of social entrepreneurs have set up a program to do just that.

Social entrepreneurs, according to Wikipedia, recognize a social problem and use entrepreneurial principles to organize, create and manage a venture to achieve social change.  They are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems.  Ambitious and persistent, they tackle major social issues and offer new ideas for wide-scale change.

Global malnutrition is a huge social problem.  Each year, millions of children die from malnutrition.  Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five and is a cause of 3.1 million child deaths annually (The Lancet, 2013).

Our company has partnered with the M5M Foundation, a non-profit organization.  The M5M Foundation exists to help fight the global problem of childhood malnutrition.

Malnutrition is more than a measure of what we eat or fail to eat.  It is characterized by inadequate intake of protein, energy and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and by frequent infections and diseases.  When people are starved of the right nutrition they will die from common infections like measles and diarrhea.

Malnutrition thus doesn’t just mean an inadequate intake of food, but an inadequate intake of foods containing the required nutrition.  Micronutrient deficiencies affect nearly two billion people worldwide.  According to the World Health Organization, deficiencies of iron, vitamin A, and zinc rank among the top ten leading causes of death through disease in developing countries.

A major challenge in combatting global hunger is how to fund and sustain programs which provide food relief.  Without sustained, consistent, and growing funding, relief efforts are at the mercy of shifting economic conditions and the good will of governments and governmental organizations.

With a growing need for food relief, social entrepreneurship programs like ours may provide the best solution.  In social entrepreneurship programs, companies, their consumers, and a charitable cause are united.  A portion of company income from consumer purchases of their products is dedicated to a charitable cause.  With a donation consumers not only donate to others by their own purchases, but receive products and income in return.  That’s a tremendous incentive to support a worthy cause.

With every product sale, funds are provided to M5M for the purchase of PhytoBlend powder–an all-natural, food-sourced powder that supplies vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants.  M5M partners with orphanages all over the world to distribute PhytoBlend to malnourished children by mixing the powder into their food.

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