The aim of Un Kilo de Ayuda (One Kilo of Help) is to eradicate child undernourishment in Mexico. Founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Jose Ignacio Avalos Hernandez, Un Kilo de Ayuda is helping to cut the rate of malnutrition in hundreds of communities throughout Mexico. The non-profit social business provides nutritional surveillance, anaemia detection, nutritional education, nutritional package distribution, neurodevelopment and early stimulation evaluation as well as safe water to 50,000 children under the age of 5 in rural Mexico every two weeks. For them, the program has achieved annual weight increases of 5-8% and decreases of 1.5-3% in moderate and severe malnutrition.

Un Kilo de Ayuda also tracks progress and makes recommendations for interventions via a digital database developed with Microsoft. It has accomplished strong community support with personnel that is mainly comprised of volunteers.

Check out the Un Kilo de Ayuda website here.

From Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs 2011, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship