| Mar 20, 2012
We could not have helped as many children without you
Plumpy'nut boxes on their way to save lives
Thanks to you, our GlobalGiving project "Provide Lifesaving Plumpy'nut in Horn of Africa" has surpassed the $250,000 fundraising mark. Everyone at Edesia is so very grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support for the children in the Horn of Africa needlessly suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
You helped us to produce and send nearly 7.4 million sachets of Plumpy'nut to the Horn of Africa, enough to fully treat some 50,000 children with severe acute malnutrition over a period of seven weeks. This could not have happened without you.
Today we hope that you will also feel inspired to support our efforts to raise funds to "Prevent Malnutrition in the Sahel region of Africa." This region, covering Niger, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania, is where an estimated 14 million human lives are currently under threat, because of severe drought, poor harvests, and rising food prices - made worse by regional conflict.
Humanitarian aid organizations are taking action before it's too late to save lives in the Sahel. They will need robust stocks of Ready-to-Use Foods on hand, such as Plumpy'nut and Plumpy'Sup, to treat cases of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in young children. These sachets - densely packed with our nutrient-rich peanut-pastes - are a great source of hope for mothers and community health systems, because they transform babies from skin and bones to plumpy and healthy.
We appreciate your incredible support for our project, "Provide Lifesaving Plumpy'nut in the Horn of Africa." We hope you will now consider clicking on the links below to learn more about the crisis in the Sahel. With your help, the nearly one million children who are struggling to survive in this region of our world will make it to a better tomorrow.
Thank you again and kindest regards from all of us at Edesia.