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Reliv Kalogris Foundation Dedicates Nutrition Center for Impoverished Children in the Philippines
Date:8/12/2013

Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) August 12, 2013

The Reliv Kalogris Foundation today announced the completion of their latest building project: a nutrition center for impoverished children in Welfareville, a depressed area in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. The RKF, the charitable arm of Reliv International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELV), raised funds for the project through last year’s annual Rally for the Mission at the 2012 Reliv International Conference.

Through the RKF’s partnership with Mount Zion Church of the Firstborn (MZCF), this building will be used for the distribution of daily Reliv nutrition shakes, two hot meals per week, choir practice, worship services, day care, life skills training and as a clinic for visiting doctors. “These nutrition centers enable the volunteers to offer more than just nutrition to the children,” said R. Scott Montgomery, chairman of the Reliv Kalogris Foundation. “They also provide resources to help the children experience opportunities otherwise out of their reach.”    

In Welfareville, shanties house as many as 10 family members, exposing all inhabitants to contagious diseases. Of the 60,000 people that live in Welfareville, only 160 children can benefit from the RKF’s program. “The nutrition center is a great step, but we have much more we hope to accomplish in Welfareville and other impoverished areas around the world,” Montgomery added.

The Welfareville Nutrition Center is the seventh Reliv Kalogris Foundation building project. Others include two additional buildings in the Philippines and four in Haiti.

Total Team Effort

From the groundbreaking through the challenge of construction, the building project was overseen by RKF Area Coordinators Pastor George and Blessie Padilla and supported by local volunteers. Rel
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