Honesdale, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
The Himalayan Institute expresses its gratitude to the Omidi brothers and No More Poverty for their sponsorship of the Vida Project, an undertaking that provides the impoverished residents of Totonaca, Mexico with the technological training and nutritional guidance that will not only help them combat their diet related health crisis, but provide economic independence.
Obesity is a health problem that has reached beyond our borders. Cheap, highly processed and energy-rich but nutrition-poor foods are the main sustenance for many poor communities around the world, and this in turn has caused an explosion of obesity related diseases that could lead to a full scale health crisis. Mexico is one of the leaders in global obesity, with approximately 70% of all adults being classified as overweight and 30% as obese.
The Vida Project is a humanitarian initiative of the Himalayan Institute which seeks to provide the rural Mexican region of Totonaca with the agricultural resources necessary to lift itself out of poverty. The sponsorship and contributions of No More Poverty will help the Vida Project pursue its mission of providing regional farmers with the skills and knowledge to produce organic healthy crops that will not only feed the community but also provide a source of revenue.
“By introducing nutritional counseling along with high-yield home gardens, we enable the families in two ways: to understand healthy choices and to incorporate healthy food into their diet,” says Jeff Abella, Managing Director of the Vida Project. “We would like to thank No More Poverty and the Omidi brothers for their support of our goal of restoring the dignity of Totonac farmers while improving nutritional outcomes for Mexico as a whole.”
About No More Poverty
No More Poverty (http://www.nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization with a pending 501(c)(3) application founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on nmp.org. For more information, please visit http://www.Facebook/nmp.org or http://www.nmp.org.
About The Himalayan Institute
The Himalayan Institute (http://www.himalayaninstitute.org) is a leader in the field of meditation, spirituality, yoga and holistic health. Its goal is to serve the global community by providing humanitarian, spiritual, educational and medical programs that unify Eastern and Western spirituality, wisdom, technology and science. In addition to the Vida Project, the Himalayan Institute sponsors numerous global outreach and educational programs designed to provided impoverished regions with the skills and tools they need to become economically independent, educated and healthy members of the global community. Some of the endeavors include vocational training schools and public libraries in Africa, support for schools in impoverished communities in India and large scale tree planting to combat global warming.