It is often said that there is more happiness in giving than in receiving and the AIF team experienced that sentiment as they visited the women and children hospitalized at the Kibagabaga Hospital.
These patients mostly suffering from malnutrition were given Nootri Mama to ensure they take the adequate nutrients as they breastfeed their children.
To honor their pledge of fighting malnutrition, AIF donated 120 cartons of Nootri Mama worth just shy of 2 million rwf to the Jesus Cares for Kids foundation that helps vulnerable women and children in hospitals and communities across the country.
On Tuesday 22nd October, the AIF team led by the Head of Sales in East Africa – Kiveu Osbert, visited these women and children as they were given Nootri Mama packs.
“We are in Kibagabaga Hospital today to serve and give back to our community. Our mission as AIF is to address the issue of malnutrition through the nutritious products we produce and it is a pledge we take seriously.” stated Osbert.
Ntezukobagira Marie Chantal, one of the beneficiaries of this initiative shared with us her heartrending experience as her child was hospitalized with a critical condition.
“I met Teta and the Jesus Cares for Kids Foundation at a time when I had no money to pay for my child’s medical bills and food, the foundation not only took care of those bills but they gave us porridge on a daily basis since my child was suffering from malnutrition. I honestly didn’t know where this porridge came from but I do now. I thank Africa Improved Foods for donating these products to us, may God bless you all”.
Nootri Mama packs were distributed to patients in several wings of the hospital including the pediatric, neonatal and maternity wings.
Mbabazi Teta – Founder of the Jesus Cares for Kids foundation explained her passion for giving back and what prompted her to create this foundation.
“I want Jesus Cares for Kids to be a beacon that makes people realize that they too can make a difference. I want it to instill a mindset in people that no matter how much you give back, big or small; it can make a difference in someone’s life. Let us all stand and become champions for the most vulnerable in our communities.”