Vitamin A - The power to save lives

January 2018

Lee Sisters Foundation received a micronutrient grant from Vitamin Angels, a California based charity.  The grant includes 35,500 doses of vitamin A and 32,000 doses of albendazole (deworming tablet) to be distributed to malnourished children in Kenya. 

It only takes two doses of vitamin A per year to combat the devastating effects of vitamin A deficiency.  These supplements strengthen immune systems, helping to fight off life-threatening illnesses for children who lack access to foods with vitamin A.  Our bodies rely on vitamin A for many purposes, all of which are essential for day-to-day activities and long-term health.  When a child lacks this nutrient during the early stages of development, they can get sick, experience stunted growth, go blind and even die.