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.
Sep 15, 2015

You Continue To Make A Difference In The Sahel

Your support ensures that the children of the Sahel receive life saving support they need to prevent or be treated for malnutrition. This time of year (July through October) is known as the "lean season" in the Sahel region. Due to the increasingly dry climate drought conditions prevail and crop failures are more common. With your help our relief partners are prepared to act armed with our life-saving ready-to-use therapeutic foods. These foods are ideally suited through special packaging and shelf stable, nutrient rich formulas that allow them to withstand these extreme temperatures for up to two years.  

Since June, your support has enabled us to continuously ship more than 15,000 cases of Plumpy'Nut (Ready to Use Therapeutic Food -RUTF) and RUSF's (Ready to Use Supplementary Food) to Burkina Faso. You are helping us reach more than 15,000 children who are beneficiaries of malnutrition treatment and prevention. Every child saved is an immeasurable success. With an over 95% cure rate, using ready-to-use foods is the #1 best intervention in terms of cost effectiveness and long-term impact.

Your support can be the difference between life and death for children living in the Sahel. Your gift opens up a future full of promise so children can grow up healthy, reach their full potential, and thrive.

 Thank you for your ongoing support to the children of the Sahel.

Sep 1, 2015

Thank You! This Project is Complete.

Thank you so much for supporting Edesia's partnership with the Millennium Villages Project to help enhance nutrition for young children living in rural Uganda.

We know that well nourished children, especially in the first 1,000 days of life, from conception to the age of two, will grow to their full height and cognitive potential. This leads to lifelong success, in terms of better outcomes in school and less frequent visits to the health clinic.

Through our partnership Ekitobeero, a fortified, peanut paste to enrich the diets of 300 children between the ages of 6 and 24 months, was delivered to the partner villages. From there 68 community health workers were trained on how to mix Ekitobeero in with other foods and then explain this process to parents.

With your support we were able to get essential nutrition and training to a population of children that had been falling behind.

We are so grateful for your generosity in this important project, which has no doubt changed the course of the lives of the 300 children we were able to reach in Uganda, as well as the community as a whole. Thank you again.

Jul 28, 2015

Seeing Impact in Action, Central African Republic

PhotoCredit: WFP/Maria Smentek
PhotoCredit: WFP/Maria Smentek

 

This photograph by World Food Programme photographer Maria Smentak is a great illustration of the imact of this campaign in action. This mother fled, with her family in tow, from the conflict of her native country of the Central African Republic and is now living in the Timangolo refugee camp in Cameroon. She is carrying a month's supply of nutritious Plumpy'Sup, produced at Edesia in Rhode Island, back to her children. The World Food Program reports that more than 23,000 children who were suffering from acute and moderate malnutirion upon their arrival to Cameroon have been treated with these specialized nutritious foods and brought back to a healthy weight. In addition another 30,000 children under the age of 5 are receiving nutritious food supplements to prevent them from becoming malnourished in the first place. Thank you for making a difference and extending life-saving support to those who need it most.

Children are one of the most vulnerable populations in conflict zones, and your contribution has helped them get through those tough times. Because of you they have the opportunity to grow to their full potential and go on to lead fulfilling productive lives.

 
   

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