Help us fight childhood malnutrition.

Join us in providing the vitamins and minerals that are absolutely necessary to help these children and give them a chance at a future.

Make a real difference.

Sekani – 8 years old – “I believe I can be a teacher one day”

The problem is real. Very real.

Malnutrition is devastating – it is the underlying cause of over half of childhood  deaths in South Africa. It systematically destroys a child – their cognitive  development, their immune system, their body as well as their muscle growth and makes them more vulnerable to disease and death.



In South Africa , one in every  four children – 27% – under the age of 5 is stunted – a sign of chronic malnutrition



The number of children who die every year with malnutrition being the underlying cause



The number of children Headstart Kids provides Vitamins & minerals to each and every day!!

Malnutrition is everyone’s problem – and it can be prevented. Let’s give children a chance, a headstart – and allow them to survive, grow, learn and thrive to become active and valuable members of society.

Healthy Children

Healthy Children


Healthy World

Healthy World


Healthy Economy

Healthy Economy

Headstart Kids is on a mission, each and every day – to fight childhood malnutrition. Our goal is to make a REAL DIFFERENCE and reach ONE MILLION children under the age of 5 by 2025. And, with your help, we WILL get there

How do we do this?

Children are most vulnerable to malnutrition. If they don’t receive essential nutrients, their opportunity for developing a healthy mind and body is lost. A child’s 5th birthday is an important milestone for their survival. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition is the underlying cause of death for 3.1 million children each year, accounting for nearly half of child deaths globally. HeadStart Kids provides Mix Me™ Vitamin & Mineral Powder- a micronutrient supplement for malnourished children which, when taken daily, provides these children with the nutrients they need to grow and develop a healthier brain and body.

Mix Me Vitamin & Mineral Powder

Headstart Kids provides

Mix MeVitamin &

Mineral Powder FREE to

40 000 preschool

children, EVERY day!

Together with our partners we also:

• track each child’s measurements for weight, height, and MAUC
• administer deworming,
• perform eye assessments.

Who are we?

We are a non-profit organisation passionate about eradicating malnutrition among children under the age of five from low-income families. Big dreams start small. That’s why we at HeadStart Kids want to make a REAL DIFFERENCE by giving children chance at a future – a real headstart.

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