Edesia, Inc.

Edesia's mission is to treat and prevent malnutrition for the world's most vulnerable populations. Our vision is a world in which all people have access to the basic human right of food and nutrition. We are committed to assuring that vulnerable individuals no longer suffer and die needlessly from malnutrition - a completely preventable condition. We treat all children as our own, and produce for them the lifesaving tools they need to overcome malnutrition and thrive. We act now, because the cost of inaction is too great.
Dec 16, 2015

Your Support Matters in Impacting the Malnutrition Crisis in the Sahel

Your support saves the lives of vulnerable children who live in one of the most volatile climates on earth, the Sahel. The growing season of the Sahel got off to a poor start as a result of this year's powerful El Nino. Surrounding areas, impacted by the Ebola crisis and conflict, strained valuable resources that would have otherwise provided a safety net for what is anticipated to be a long lean season.  

1-year-old Naomi, whose life was saved after being treated for Severe Acute Malnutirion (SAM), clearly illustrates the impact of your contributions.  She was able to make a full recovery through treatment with Plumpy'Nut.

Naomi was treated with Plumpy’Nut, a peanut-based ready-to-use therapeutic food, and to the surprise of her mother and other family members, Naomi became healthy again. "I used to wonder what magic was in the treatment that made her recover so soon,” says Frances, Naomi's mother. “I was so surprised about the improvement in her look, just a few weeks after she started eating those packets.”

Nearly one half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition which translates to about three million children each year. -- UN Source.

Thanks to you, we are saving children like Naomi so they are able to grow and thrive as all children should. Thank you for your ongoing support to the children of the Sahel.

 

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Oct 27, 2015

Thank You for Helping Malnourished Children

Syrian woman and child.
Syrian woman and child.

As you have seen, the headlines of refugees fleeing from their home countries in search of safety and sanctuary are haunting and heartbreaking. Here at Edesia, we are doing our part to ensure that children don’t fall into the depths of malnourishment as they endure the hardships of war and conflict.

Thanks to the support of caring and generous people like you, we are steadfastly and efficiently shipping our lifesaving ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods to help vulnerable children in need.

Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen are among the countries in conflict zones we have shipped to in 2015. The numbers of children we have reached thus far speak for themselves:

  • Afghanistan: 37,393 children
  • Syria: 87,500 children
  • Yemen: 48,683 children

Your gift allows us to extend our reach to these children and to all those who need it most worldwide.

Thank you for your generous and urgent response!

Photo credit: Jennifer Lovallo

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Oct 26, 2015

Thank You for your help in the Central African Republic

According to a recent World Food Programme article about 1 in four people Central African Republic had been in urgent need of food assistance due to the disruptions in their lives from the conflict that broke out two years ago, and tensions that continue today. We know that often children are the most vulnerable population in conflict zones and that our products are an essential tool in making sure that they do not fall into the depths of malnutrition in the midst of violence.

With your generous support in 2014, you helped us send 57,500 cartons of Plumpy'Sup to the Central African Republic or Cameroon (to help meet the needs of malnourished children from CAR living in refugee camps). That amount is enough to treat approximately 143,750 children. We also shipped about 7,776 cartons of Plumpy'Nut, enough to bring about 8,000 severely malnourished children back to life and good health in about 7 weeks. This year another 8,000 boxes of Plumpy'Nut were shipped at the end of January and another 7,000 boxes in March and April. 

As funding this project comes to a close for us at Edesia we remain committed to continuing to reach as many children as we can with our products, and  the United Nations has committed new resources to help the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced citizens and those displaced by the conflict to surrounding countries return to their homes voluntarily over time.

We would like to thank you for your support and generosity in helping to nourish the children of the Central African Republic. We could not do what we do without your help.

We hope you will continue to be a play a part in Edesia's efforts to prevent and treat malnutrition by following our current projects.

Thank you.

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