Organics 4 Orphans is now Thrive!
By changing our name, we’ve embraced that our impact extends beyond specific people or demographics. It's a movement that empowers individuals and communities to grow nourishing food and life-saving natural medicines so they can THRIVE.
We are world changers that believe extreme poverty can be eradicated in our lifetime.
EVERY PURCHASE IS A DONATION
Did you know that every purchase of Natural Calm Canada makes a difference in Africa?
That's right. When you choose Natural Calm, you can feel great about making the best choice for your body and the world.
When Natural Calm owners, Linda and Dale Bolton founded the company, they committed to help orphans in poverty. Because 17,000 children die every day from hunger and malnutrition - and we can do something about it.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Dale and Linda founded the not-for-profit, Thrive. Thrive is creating an organic food and natural medicine movement in poor countries. We're doing this in 4 unique ways:
- Food Security
- Nutritional Education
- Disease Prevention
- Income Generation
Thrive's work is grassroots and indigenous-led. We provide the training and basic equipment to grow plenty of organic food at low cost, even in the worst conditions. Then, our graduates pay-it-forward by teaching others how to grow healing, immune-building foods and prepare medicine from the plants they cultivate.
We work with any community that wants to change their health: initially schools and orphanages, but we've expanded to reach women's collectives, villages, and now even prisons.
A HAND UP
Our methods for growing organic food are low-cost, suited to any environment and do-able for anyone. Even grandmothers and children can build gardens the Thrive way. If we ever had doubts, they vanished when we taught the children of a blind school to grow their own food by touch!
With the skills they learn from our Thrive graduates, communities become dramatically healthier and more self-sufficient. People who had little hope for a future now have skills they can use to be independent and generate income for a lifetime.
THOUSANDS REACHED...AND GROWING
Since 2005 we've:
- Created a holistic training centre in Kenya where we run programs year-round for international students;
- Helped 300 communities in 20 countries grow low-cost, high-nutrient organic food;
- Trained 1,000 community leaders to teach and spread the model; and
- Impacted 20,000 lives.
All of this is thanks to over $2 million in donations from the sale of Natural Calm in Canada. And it's just the beginning.
Thrive is gaining momentum, and we believe you'll someday discover that your simple act of conscious shopping enabled something much, much bigger. In a world of choice, thank you for choosing to support the magnesium brand that's making a difference.