Sarah, a mother of six, feeds her child Ekitobeero
Preventing malnutrition is something that Edesia is particularly focused on, and you may be interested to know that we are the only factory in the United States that makes peanut-based, ready-to-use food products to prevent malnutrition and stunted growth in children under the age of two.
Yesterday I received a firsthand account and two photos from the team on the ground in Uganda who is helping monitor the distribution of Ekitobeero, the product that we made here in Rhode Island and shipped over. It provides a wonderful glimpse into the impact this project is having on children (and their mothers).
Sarah Nayebare (Not her real name) is a mother of six. She stays in Paragoni village in Kabugu, Ruhiira parish, Isingiro district in Western Uganda. She is a peasant farmer and also runs a small shop in the trading centre, that’s how she provides food and other basic needs for her family. Rita, her 12-month old beautiful girl has been feeding on Ekitobeero as a supplement to her diet since she started eating food at six months.
When asked how she prepares the food, she replies,’ I prepare the usual foods, mix the Ekitobeero in the warm food and then feed the child. She adds, ‘This food is good as it does not need any cooking before feeding the child, so even in the rainy season when firewood is scarce or wet making cooking difficult, my baby can still eat the Ekitobeero without adding me an extra dish to cook. She really likes it and will finish the one sachet she is to eat per day. She can even recognize the sachet and will ‘demand to eat’ for it when she sees the sachet.’ Sarah says that her little girl is very healthy and growing well which she attributes to feeding her the Ekitobeero.
Thank you again for your continued support of this important project benefitting children in Uganda.
Sarah feeds her child Ekitobeero in rural Uganda