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In our efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition in Latin America, we created...

Materna Kits

We provide mothers with what
they need to provide for their babies...

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Why do we give Materna Kits to mothers of infants living in poverty?

We interviewed 100 mothers of newborns living in poverty in Central America

and this is what we learned...

60% of the mothers that we

interviewed reported that

they experienced significant barriers

to exclusive breastfeeding

79% of the mothers that we

interviewed reported that they

could not afford to consistently

supplement with formula

This is a pressing issue for mothers living in extreme poverty for a many reasons.
Mothers of infants living in extreme poverty face thesame challenges that mothers
living in more affluent circumstances face – breastfeeding is a huge investment of a mother’s time,
physical effort, and emotional capacity.

The difference is that many mothers living in poverty don’t have the same
resources to be able to supplement safely – such as access to affordable breast milk
substitutes, clean water, and hygienic ways to prepare bottles.

Some of the mothers that we interviewed reported that they had no choice but to
supplement with rice water, sugar water, and even cold coffee.

We work to provide each mother with the education and resources necessary to
make better decisions related to their infants’ nutrition.

One mama at a time.

We work to make sure that every mother knows – no mama stands alone.

Our Goals

Impact Mothers' Lives

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New Opportunities

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Support other Moms

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Emergency Relief

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Adequate Nutrition

Access to Education


Communities Served


Mothers Supported


Donated by Generous Donors like YOU!

In the fight to end malnutrition, support mothers living in extreme poverty, and
close the health disparity gaps for women and children around the world, there is so much work to be done.

Thank you for choosing to be a part of our programs that create real, sustainable change.

Make a Donation…

Materna Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit organization run entirely by volunteers.

When you choose to donate, 100% of your donation is used to directly help mothers of infants living in extreme poverty.
Each $15 donation funds a Materna Kit and Training for a mother in need. You can make a real difference in a young mom’s life, today!

Register As A Volunteer

There are so many ways to become involved with Materna Foundation. We have volunteer trips coming up in March and June of 2024, for which we are still searching for more volunteers. You can learn more via this link.
If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, please send an email to and make the required deposit at the link above.

    Volunteers Testimonials

    "My favorite activity was being able to teach an English class and help the kids with any homework they had. it was so interesting because at one point after we had taught them some English, they started to teach us Spanish." -Emi Handley

    Materna is making a huge difference in our community, and we are happy to help the program grow here in Honduras.

    "I LOVED EVERYTHING about this trip I don’t even know how to pick. I loved going to the stores to get supplies for the kits, going to the beach, going to mama Carmens house, riding the ATVs, going to the health clinics to see all the moms and teach them about the kits, boat ride to the hot springs, truly it was all so great." -Emma Winegar