This project provides revolutionary, nutrient-rich Plumpy’nut® to children in Niger and saves the lives of children suffering from the worst form of malnutrition.
This year Niger is facing one of the gravest food and nutrition crises of its history. Due to drought, massive loss of crops and livestock have contributed to 17% of children under five suffering from acute malnutrition requiring immediate treatment. Plumpy’nut® is the most effective way to treat malnutrition. A peanut paste packed with calories and nutrients, and transforms a child in a matter of weeks. This project will supply Plumpy’nut® during this critical time.
Plumpy’nut® provides the calories and micronutrients that a starving child needs. This means more children will survive, and ultimately recover, gain weight, build stronger immune systems, and have healthy futures.
During a crisis such as this one it is vital to reach children as soon as possible. We have a small window of opportunity to ensure that children not only survive but are able to grow to their full potential.
In Niger hundreds of thousands of young lives hang in the balance. We have a proven solution that can prevent this tragic loss of life. The time to act is now. It simply cannot wait. - Navyn Salem, Executive Director
Total Funding Received to Date: $37,795
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $37,795
The original project funding goal was $60,000.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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