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Vitamin Angels  We're a non-profit distributing lifesaving vitamins to children and mothers in need. Help us stop malnutrition from the start!

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The birth of a baby is cause for celebration! But how each culture, country, and religion welcomes new life is beautifully unique and often reflective of the unique heritage of the community. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As we expand our reach to support safe pregnancies and healthy babies for more women around the world, on occasion, we are granted the honor of being exposed to some of the beautiful birth traditions practiced by those we serve. We share these special stories as a reminder that in our diverse world, birth is something that unites us all.
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https://www.vitaminangels.org/articles/honoring-birth-around-the-world
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#birth #culture #ceremony #pregnancy #healthybabies #healthymothers #prenatalhealth #infants #newborns #prenatals #birthdays #tradition

Sitting on a plastic chair under a tree that provided just enough shade from the sun, Lundy, in all white, greeted the Vitamin Angels team with a big smile. Lundy is eight months pregnant with her second child, and she’s been taking prenatal multivitamins throughout her pregnancy.
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She relayed to our team the difficulties she’s faced this past year; with her husband passing away, and her four-year-old son moving in with his uncle in Port-Au-Prince. When asked if her youngest is excited to be a big brother, she replied, “Yes, he is especially excited, since his father passed away, to have more family.”
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Lundy’s grace and positive outlook in the face of such adversity give us hope and inspire us to continue helping improve access to health care for moms and babies around the world.
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Just $5 helps give a mother like Lundy prenatal multivitamins: http://vitaminangels.org/donate
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#prenatalvitamins #prenatalhealth #haiti #healthymothers #healthybabies #globalhealth #publichealth #endmalnutrition #givevitamins #helpamom

Meet Marvin, his birthday is on the 12th of September. We've been visiting Marvin and his family for three years now, and this year he's celebrating the big 5! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When we first met Marvin he was just 2 years old, and plagued with constant illnesses. Sick days often kept him home from school. Last year, his mother Nakityo, ecstatically reported that Marvin hadn't missed a single day of school in months! She attributes her son's health improvement to the vitamins that supplement his diet, and encourage his healthy growth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thanks to our supporters for helping lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy, happy birthdays!
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#birthdays #healthychildren #vitaminA #deworming #health #vitamins #diet #globalhealth

Today we celebrate the birthday of our Founder, Howard Schiffer. A true humanitarian, he's chosen to donate his special day so more babies around the world can start their lives with a healthy birthday.
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You can help Howard reach his goal here: https://donate.vitaminangels.org/howards_birthday
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#humanitarian #birthday #vitaminangels #nonprofit #charity #healthymothers #healthybabies #prenatals #vitamins

International Day of Charity was established by the UN with the objective of mobilizing people all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. ❤️
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September 5th was chosen in order to commemorate Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace." ☮️
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We commend our field partners, consultants, partners, team members, and donors for supporting charitable causes including ending child malnutrition. 👼
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#internationaldayofcharity #philanthropy #mothertheresa #nonprofit #charity #endmalnutrition #volunteer #thankyou #love #give #giving

"You must really love us to travel all this way to come visit us." - Marie, Peru 2018 ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Marie was awestruck upon learning that the VItamin Angels team had traveled over 4,500 miles to meet moms like her and learn about their experiences taking our prenatal multivitamins.
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Reaching a mom like Marie with prenatals costs just $5.
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https://www.vitaminangels.org/donate-for-moms
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#just5dollars #helpamom #healthymothers #healthybabies #donateformoms #prenatals #publichealth #mothers #peru

Did you know? Our field partners are involved in many community projects beyond administering lifesaving vitamins. In Peru, Reina's house now has a filtration system which they use to clean their water. This is one of the many projects that our partner DESEA has been working on to provide mothers and children with better lives.
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In addition to the benefits of receiving vitamins, the cleaner water help keeps them from getting sick and it also prevents them from getting diarrhea. Reina said that they were so excited about the services, that on November 19th of each year her community has an anniversary party where they get together for food, music, and dancing.
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#community #peru #fieldpartners #cleanwater #healthymothers #healthybabies #vitamins #publichealth

Happy Be an Angel Day from your friends at Vitamin Angels! 👼
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Tag a friend and tell them you care ❤️
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#happybeanangelday #beanangelday #friends #actsofkindness #publichealth #endmalnutrition #vitaminangels

Gulbi Bai is a leader in more ways than one. She paved the way as one of the first women in her tribal community of Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India to take a paying job, working at a local preschool. She then led by example, taking Vitamin Angels' prenatal multivitamins during her most recent pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gulbi Bai's motivation lies in her own experience and wanting to ensure other mothers, who may be severely anemic and malnourished as she was, don't have to suffer the sorrow of multiple miscarriages. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today, this inspirational mother is a vocal advocate for the rights of the undernourished in her village. We can't wait to see what path she forges next!
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#publichealth #maternalhealth #prenatals #india #healthymothers #healthybabies #powerfulwomen #vitaminangels #powerofvitamins

Medical resources and nutritious foods are limited in Mary’s remote community in Tanzania, creating daily challenges. But Vitamin Angels’ commitment to reaching the unreachable made it possible for Mary to receive prenatal vitamins from the Olmoti Clinic, our field partner in the area that serves her family and neighbors. By taking prenatal multivitamins during and after her pregnancy, she’s helped her now two-year-old daughter, Riehema, grow into a healthy and active toddler.
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“Since we took the vitamins for these babies, we gain strength and good health,” Mary shared with us, referring to the other mothers in her village who also benefit from Vitamin Angels’ programs. “I’m a woman doing my best, just like the rest of the women around here.” Thanks to her access to prenatals and her dedication to giving Riehema opportunities for a better life, Mary is already shaping a better foundation for her daughter’s future.
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#prenatalmultivitamins #globalhealth #healthymamas #healthychildren #nutrition #publichealth

“No matter where a newborn takes his or her first breath, the desire to give that baby the best start in life is universal.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A healthy baby is a blessing, and this little one-day-old named "Blessings" is no exception. We strive to give all babies the best chance at life by stopping malnutrition from the start.
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You know it's humpday but did you know it's #bumpday? These lovely mamas let us paint their baby bumps to raise awareness about the need for maternal healthcare worldwide.
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Fact: Simple steps, such as taking a prenatal multivitamin, can reduce birth defects, maternal anemia, and low birth weight, especially for mothers who do not have access to nutrient-dense foods.
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That's why Vitamin Angels is spearheading a global effort to reduce newborn mortality rates by scaling up its prenatal multivitamin program to meet the needs of 50 million women annually by the year 2030.
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#bumpday #prenatalmultivitamins #maternalhealth #endmalnutrition #pregnancy #healthybabies #healthymothers #motherhood

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