This project provides revolutionary, nutrient-rich Plumpy'nut to children in the DR Congo and gives children suffering from the worst form of malnutrition a chance at life.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The DR Congo has been troubled by civil conflict, poverty and disease. The recent world economic crisis means money and food has run out. Nearly 4,000 children face acute malnutrition. Plumpy’nut® is the most effective way to treat severe acute malnutrition. A peanut paste packed with calories and nutrients, Plumpy’nut® transforms a child in a matter of weeks. Unfortunately, the supply has been unable to keep up with the need.This project will supply Plumpy’nut® during this critical time.
How will this project solve this problem?
Edesia's Plumpy’nut® will be distributed to provide the essential calories and nutrients that a starving child needs to survive. Children will 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: $75,225
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 $75,225 . The original project funding goal was $75,000.