Children
 Uganda
Project #15126

Help nourish 300 Ugandan children!

by Edesia, Inc.
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Summary

Children living in rural Southwestern Uganda are falling behind before they even have a chance to start life. They are not getting the full range of nutrients they need to grow up healthy and strong. Edesia is partnering with the Millennium Village Project to provide Ekitobeero, a fortified, peanut paste to enrich the diets of 300 children between the ages of 6 and 24 months. Help fund this vital project, so that more Ugandan children can reach their full potential.
$1,560
total raised
22
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Due to high rates of poverty, most families living in eight Ruhiira villages of Southwestern Uganda cannot afford diverse diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and meat. This had led to widespread nutritional deficiencies. Up to half of the children under the age of five are "stunted" and may never achieve their full potential, physically or mentally.

Solution

Edesia, a nonprofit in Providence, RI, makes fortified, peanut pastes that bring health and hope to malnourished children. We partnered with the Millennium Villages Project to make Ekitobeero, a specially formulated lipid-based nutritional supplement for children between the ages of 6 and 24 months. Millenium Village Project staff are helping children from the Ruhiira villages get the full range of nutrients they need by introducing Ekitobeero into their everyday diets.

Long-Term Impact

Ekitobeero can help prevent stunting in children under the age of two, while providing lifelong benefits. With strengthened immune systems, these children can overcome common illnesses such as diarrhea, pneumonia, or malaria. With fully developed brains and bodies, they will be more successful in school, and see a profound improvement in their lifelong productivity. Transforming communities and our world starts by nourishing a child in the first thousand days of life.

Resources

http:/​/​www.edesiaglobal.org
Millennium Villages Project (Ruhiira, Uganda)

Organization Information

Edesia, Inc.

Location: North Kingstown, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.edesianutrition.org
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Atalay
Providence, RI 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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