In January, our shipping manager, Andrew (pictured above), helped send out over 3,250 boxes of Plumpy'Nut to the DR Congo. Behind every person is an amazing life story. At the age of 22, Andrew was forced to flee violence in Sierra Leone with two of his sisters. They lived as refugees for over three years before the miraculous news came that a family in the United States wanted to be their sponsor.
While living in refugee camps, Andrew learned how to suppress hunger and go without food in his stomach for days. He heard the sound of grieving mothers in tents down the way who'd lost their children, because of the illnesses they could not defeat without the nutrients that make a state of health possible.
So when Andrew sends out any shipment on behalf of Edesia, it's not just a job that needs to be done, but a calling to end the suffering that he knows by heart. And he knows that Sierra Leone refugees are no different than refugees living in the DR Congo. Everyone wants peace, good health, and a reason to have hope.
With the latest shipments to the DR Congo, about 3,250 children with severe acute malnutrition will get the hope they need for a future. It seems like such a small number, when we think of the great need among children from families who have been displaced by the ongoing conflicts in the DR Congo (see report link below), but we do sincerely believe that the ripple effects of helping these children will be felt for generations to come.
Thank you for your ongoing caring and support and for believing - like we do - that the world changes, one life at a time.
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