Vitamin Project

Need

Nomadicare found kids with bleeding gums in the Dukha project in 2002. Their diet does not include vegetables or greens needed to prevent scurvy. 

Program

Each year Nomadicare delivers a year's supply of Vitamin C to the 250 nomadic reindeer herders in the East and West Taiga of Khovsgol.

Impact

No bleeding gums have been seen. Herders report fewer colds and coughs during the winter when the temperature is often -30 degrees F.

Future

Continue to research ways for Dukha herders to get natural vitamin C. Until then, provides supplements each year. 

Hygiene Kits For Dukha Reindeer Herders

Need

Supplies to promote health.

Program

Provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, moisturize, lip balm, sunscreen, candles, matches, and flypaper to 55 nomadic reindeer herder families. Teach use.

Impact

Healthier self-care starting with the children.

Future

Continue providing kits and teaching health.

Vitamin C

Hygiene Kits