Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia

by World Concern
Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia
Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia
Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia
Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia
Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia
Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia
Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia
Nutrition Packets for Starving Kids in Somalia

Summary

With donor support, World Concern is reaching the hardest hit villages and providing starving children with a 3 month supply of nutritional packets. Filled with a peanut-butter like paste, each packet gives a malnourished child the nutrition and vitamins they need to survive.

$7,756
total raised
58
donors
0
monthly donors
4
fundraisers
3
years

Challenge

Somalia is being ravaged by a long-lasting and severe drought. A lack of rain has caused crops to wither and farming animals to die. Weak and vulnerable, children are not getting the nutrition they need to stay alive. Sick and hungry, children are beyond the need of a meal. They need emergency nutrition.

Solution

Nutripackets provide a nutritional boost to a malnourished child. Taken daily for 3 months, these packets restore a child's battered immune system, strengthening them and giving them every chance of making a full recovery. Filled with a peanut-like paste, the packets contain all the daily nutrients and vitamins a starving child needs. Nutripackets are the most practical and affordable solution to a massive food crisis in Somalia.

Long-Term Impact

With full bellies, children are not only healthier and happier, but they are also able to learn faster and enjoy life to the fullest. Even in the midst of a drought, a donor can ensure a child is nourished and fed, removing a huge worry for parents who are trying to rebuild their lives, plant crops, and raise healthy animals. This of course has a ripple effect on the community as families become healthier and are at less risk of losing their children to hunger.

Resources

http:/​/​www.worldconcern.org

Organization Information

World Concern

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website:
World Concern
Cathy Herholdt
Project Leader:
Cathy Herholdt
Seattle, WA 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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