As the year 2013 comes to an end, and as our project nears its funding goal, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your incredible outpouring of support, which has humbled all of us at Edesia. I also wanted to share with you what our nonprofit factory in Providence, Rhode Island has achieved on behalf of severely malnourished children in the Horn of Africa over the past few years.
Since, 2010 we have produced and shipped out 109,267 boxes of Plumpy’Nut to our humanitarian partners in the region. This is enough to fully treat 109,267 severely malnourished children in about seven weeks. It's incredible to consider, but just one $53 box of Plumpy'Nut gives back the gift of one child's life.
Even though our project is closing, we are not scaling back our efforts in the Horn of Africa or throughout the other regions of the world where childhood malnutrition rates are alarmingly high. There are over 19 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in our world who have yet to be reached. Our factory will continue to make Plumpy'Nut for as long as it is needed.
We appreciate your helping hands joining with ours, so that we could stretch ourselves a little farther to help as many malnourished children as possible through this project. We hope that you'll stay in contact with us through Facebook or Twitter or simply by visiting our website.
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