Nutrition for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

by AIDSLink International
Nutrition for Orphans and Vulnerable Children


Adequate nutrition is vital for the health and survival of all individuals. HIV infection can lead to malnutrition, and a poor diet can speed the infection's progress. As HIV treatment becomes increasingly available critical questions are emerging about how well the drugs work in people who are short of food. We provide a healthy food and a nutritional shake to orphans, vulnerable children and parents/care givers who are either infected with HIV or are malnourished.

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Malnourished children are more susceptible to sickness and missing school, they also find it harder to concentrate and succeed in their studies. Children from impoverished families often have only one meal a day, which is not enough. We supplement this with Nucleo, a nutrient-packed super-shake, specifically designed to boost general health and immunity. Nucleo also boosts the health of adults and children who are starting HIV treatment or having health problems.


Research suggests that the following nutrients are especially important in supporting immune function and delaying the progress of HIV to AIDS: Selenium, vitamin B complex, (including folic acid), vitamin A, zinc, vitamin E. A Nucleo shake will boost the immune system of those who are most in need. Nucleo combines nutritional supplements in a 43-ingredient super-shake. The ingredients were selected due to their individual scientific track record in promoting immunity and wellness.

Long-Term Impact

Good health and the ability to pass exams and succeed in school is these children's pathway out of poverty. Keeping parents and care-givers healthy is also vital for the long-term prospects of these children, so we also supply Nucleo to adults in need and often see a great improvement in their health.


Organization Information

AIDSLink International

Location: Hatfield - South Africa
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Project Leader:
Rosemary Hack
Hatfield, South Africa
$9,622 raised of $20,000 goal
108 donations
$10,378 to go
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