Children
 Nigeria
Project #21061

Save the Life of a Malnourished Child

by Edesia, Inc.
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Summary

Malnutrition accounts for almost half of the deaths among children under five globally. Within approximately seven weeks the ready-to-use therapeutic food we make in our factory, Plumpy'Nut, can bring a child back to good health. Your support can save the life of a severely malnourished child.
$55,000.00
total raised
22
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Children are the most affected in low resource settings and during times of conflict and natural disasters. These circumstances make it difficult for children to receive the essential 40 vitamins and minerals that they need for healthy growth. Over 161 million children in the world have been stunted by nutritional deficiencies and may never grow to their full potential. Our products are science based but they are miraculous healers for the world's most vulnerable children.

Solution

Preventing child malnutrition is known to be one of the best investments we can make in lasting global health and development. Here at Edesia we produce ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods to prevent and treat malnutrition during the most critical window of development often referenced as the first 1,000 days of life.

Long-Term Impact

Children who do not receive the most basic nutrition during the critical period of growth in their first five years of life may suffer permanent delays. They may never reach their full potential, cognitively or physically, and are therefore less likely to be able to fully contribute to society. An investment in the treatment and prevention of malnutrition in children is an investment in the future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.edesianutrition.org
Website
Edesia's Story
Plumpy'Nut Miracle by Anderson Cooper

Organization Information

Edesia, Inc.

Location: North Kingstown, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.edesianutrition.org
Project Leader:
Missy Walker
North Kingstown, Rhode Island United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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