We don’t stop at making a difference in the way you think about feeding your family. We want to make a difference in our world, too. We work with two excellent organizations to give back to those in need.
Project Peanut Butter
We believe every child deserves to be happy. Happy Family is a proud supporter of Project Peanut Butter, an organization that helps feed children in Africa. UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and Doctors without Borders all support PPB’s revolutionary therapeutic program.
In 1999, Dr. Mark Manary visited Malawi and witnessed first hand the Severe Acute Malnutrition that plagues this area of the world. Project Peanut Butter was his answer to helping save thousands of children by using plumpy nut called “Chiponde,” a highly nutritious peanut butter that actually saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who eat it.
- In 2006, Lauren Bush visited countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa with the United Nations World Food Program. Lauren saw firsthand the deep poverty and hunger plaguing these countries, and it inspired her to start FEED Projects. FEED creates quality products that help feed the world by donating a portion of the profits to organizations all over the world that work to fight hunger and malnutrition, especially in children. FEED has donated over $6 million and 60 million meals to date!
- Happy Family joins FEED in this fight against hunger and malnutrition all over the world by donating a portion of our profits to them.
The Small Things, Happy Family Children’s Village
In memory of Shazi’s father, who grew up in Tanzania, the Visram family and Happy Family have made a donation to The Small Things, a non-profit organization in Tanzania, that will enable them to start planning construction of the Happy Family Children’s Village for orphaned and abandoned children.
The Children’s Village will be able to expand its pilot program, which allows some of the orphanage’s five and six year olds, who would otherwise be sent to boarding school, to live in a local family-style house, staffed by around-the-clock “Mamas” and a live-in helper, go to a high quality local day school and remain deeply embedded in their community.
By the end of May, construction on the first children’s house and staff house will be complete, and the children and their caregivers will be able to move in to the Children’s Village early June.
Check out the development of the Children’s Village below: