Lifesaving Plumpy'Nut for Children in the Sahel

 
$16,347
$43,653
Raised
Remaining
Feb 19, 2013

Why the Sahel still needs our help

A child is measured for severe acute malnutrition
A child is measured for severe acute malnutrition

The Sahel is a vast region of Africa, spanning over 3,600 miles. That distance is the equivalent of a long walk from Los Angeles to New York City and then onward to New Orleans. It's an area of our world where it is estimated that at least 1.4 million children remain in danger of losing their lives to severe acute malnutrition.

In countries like Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Mauritania, clean water is scarce, food prices remain shockingly high, and safety nets are nearly nonexistent. Humanitarian organizations, community-based organizations, and fragile governments, in the meanwhile, are doing the best they can to alleviate human suffering while working toward the ideal of building resilience.

In reality, millions of people are going to bed hungry each night in the Sahel, and children especially are ill-equipped to handle such hardships. They need fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and nutrients to get their chance at life, which is why we do what we do from our Providence, Rhode Island factory, and why we continue to ship thousands of boxes of lifesaving Plumpy'Nut and Plumpy'Sup to the Sahel region of Africa. 

With this Project Report, I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation of your continued support and to share with you an informative update from IRIN Africa, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, on why more help is needed in the Sahel. We are grateful for your partnership with us, but most of all, for the depth of your caring and concern. 

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Organization

Edesia, Inc.

Providence, RI, United States
http://www.edesiaglobal.org

Project Leader

Heidi Reed

Providence, RI United States

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