The first 1000 days

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Thank you! Your online purchase of Bio-Live helps children in India

Every time you buy a 500ml bottle of Bio-Live online we give 50p to a food project in India that gives rural children and their mothers the best possible start from conception for 1000 days. Adequate nutrition is fundamental to a child's development. Research shows that the time from a child's conception to two years old is crucial for optimum growth, health and progress. But in India 55 percent of people live in poverty, and nearly 60 percent of children under 5 are underweight or have stunted growth. This means they are likely to grow up with irreversible physical and mental underdevelopment, affecting their education and working lives for the rest of their lives. We are partners with an amazing organisation called SCAD (Social Change and Development) based in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. SCAD works in 600 villages and helps 52,000 vulnerable children and their mothers to:
  • improve nutrition for children during the first 1000 days of life, starting from conception
  • provide low cost and highly nutritious food – Nutrimix – and teach people how to make it
  • educate rural women on the importance of health and hygiene
  • reduce maternal and infant mortality
Nutrimix is a ready to use mix of: pearl millet, finger millet, chickpea, cardamom and turmeric. Just by adding water or milk, with or without sugar, people can make porridge, dhosa, chappathi, or other savouries. With support from Microbz, over the last 2 years, SCAD has distributed nearly 25,000 packets of Nutrimix in 300 villages. “We at SCAD wholeheartedly thank Microbz and its customers for supporting this noble project”.- Dr Cletus Babu, founder and chairman You can read more about SCAD on their website here.

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