Nutrition, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Menstrual Hygiene and 2 MoreSEE ALL
Nutrition, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Menstrual Hygiene, HIV/AIDS and Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. ID impacts mostly women and children causing nausea, fatigue, fainting, affecting their health, wellness, and productivity. ID increases risk of infection, making people more susceptible to illness. ID contributes to a $70B annual global GDP loss and a 15% decrease in women’s earning potential. For children under 5, lack of iron can impede their cognitive development, educational outcomes and future earning potential.
Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise is a social enterprise preventing and solving iron deficiency (ID). We have created an innovative cooking tool that is scientifically proven to reduce the prevalence of ID and improve iron status. The Lucky Iron Fish (LIF) needs to be boiled for 10 minutes in any liquid meals to release a significant portion of the daily requirement of iron. One LIF is reusable daily for up to 5 years. The LIF provides a cheaper and more accessible solution for ID.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||850,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Benin, Haiti, Malawi, Senegal, Peru, Kenya, India, Uganda, Tanzania|
Dr. Gavin Armstrong, President & CEO. Through this role he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the social entrepreneur category in 2016 and also named one of Real Leaders top 50 global Leaders and received the Babson Social Innovator award in 2016. Gavin is the first Canadian to receive the William J. Clinton Award for international work against hunger and received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian award in 2017.