Be the one who connects under-nourished children with micro-nutrients

Donate Now >> $1 dollar reaches 4 children per year.

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$2,845 towards $5,000

Connect micro-nutrients to children in need.

MJMP's programs include:

Child feeding - Micro-Nutrient Distribution
Purified Water Distribution Centers
Education, Shoes and Medical Assistance
MJMP has delivered a staggering 10-million prenatal and children multi-vitamins and
together with your support we will help them reach over 205,000 children this year.

Did you know the Philippines is amongst the highest Vitamin A Deficient (VAD) developing countries in the world.

  • An estimated 250 million preschool children are vitamin A deficient.
  • An estimated 250,000 to 500,000 vitamin A-deficient children become blind every year, half of them dying within 12 months of losing their sight.

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections. VAD is a public health problem in more than half of all countries and especially in the Philippines where we work, hitting hardest young children and pregnant women in low-income communities.

Maria & Joseph's Ministry to the Poor's vitamin A program is to eradicate childhood blindness caused by vitamin A deficiency. Since our program mission has evolved. We know that in addition to preventing childhood blindness cause by VAD, vitamin A supplementation reduces child mortality in at-risk children by an average of 24%.

We are asking for your help, please join us in combating VAD in the Philippines, donate today.

Crucial for maternal and child survival, supplying adequate vitamin A in high-risk areas can significantly reduce mortality. Conversely, its absence causes a needlessly high risk of disease and death.

MJMP's goal is a Philippine-wide elimination of vitamin A deficiency and its tragic consequences, including blindness, disease and premature death. To successfully combat VAD, short-term interventions and proper infant feeding must be backed up by long-term sustainable solutions. The arsenal of nutritional "well-being weapons" includes a combination of breastfeeding and vitamin A supplementation, coupled with enduring solutions, such as promotion of vitamin A-rich diets and food fortification.

Maria & Joseph's Ministry to the Poor is the lead field partner in the Philippines to Vitamin Angels a leader in a world-wide effort to eliminate vitamin A deficiency. Currently Vitamin Angels is reaching over 40 million children in 50 countries around the world.

Join our cause, your gifts will make our dreams a reality, together with our Filipino partners we'll be distributing vitamin A to over 205,000 children across the Philippines this year, but it's just a start.

Remember: For children, a lack of vitamin A causes severe visual impairment and blindness, and significantly increases the risk of severe illness, and even death, from such common childhood infections as diarrheal disease and measles.

The basis for lifelong health begins in childhood. Vitamin A is a crucial component. Since breast milk is a natural source of vitamin A, promoting breastfeeding is the best way to protect babies from VAD.

Maria & Joseph's Ministry to the Poor has also supplied at-risk mothers with prenatal vitamin to support under-nourished mother during pregnancy and through breastfeeding. This intervention over the years have seen drastic increases in health of both the mother and child.

Maria & Joseph's Ministry to the Poor is Building Up the lives of under-nourished children across the Philippines and today we are Reaching Out to you…

Your gift of love will be making a life changing impact for a child in need. Each $1.00 provides 4 children with lifesaving vitamin A. Please give today to provide micro-nutrients to children across the Philippines, each gift of one dollar or more will be multiply 4 times to help even more boys and girls.

To help us immediately and with the biggest impact become a member of "Maria & Joseph's Ministry to the Poor "Club 84", an $84.00 monthly donation will connect vitamins with 4,000 children in need, also your name or a loved one you dedicate, will be added to our Distinguished Service Award Plaque.