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.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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.
How will this project solve this problem?
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.
Potential Long Term Impact
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.
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.