Project #8530

Provide Lifesaving Plumpy'Nut in Horn of Africa

by Edesia, Inc.
Edesia's factory

Walking through our factory in Providence, Rhode Island this morning, I stopped to take a photo of where the Plumpy'nut continues to come off the line and get packed into the red and white boxes. The sound the machines make - like a steady drum beat - feels hopeful to me - especially considering the tremendous ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa. It may be an automated machine, but its purpose is driven by human action. 

Last week our project to Provide Lifesaving Plumpy'nut in the Horn of Africa achieved its goal of $200,000 and is tipping over that amount a little more each day. This is truly incredible. We will now be able to reach thousands more children around the world with the Plumpy'nut we make.

Thank you. Together we are giving more and more children the gift of life in the Horn of Africa. And we could not be more grateful for your efforts to help make this happen.

Helping hands
Helping hands
Preparing the peanuts, milk powder and sugar.
Preparing the peanuts, milk powder and sugar.

Thank you all for the overwhelming support. Thanks to your generous donations our dedicated production team has been working around the clock, including weekend shifts, to make more of the life-saving Plumpy'nut needed in East Africa. Here are some photos from today's second shift that we wanted to share with our Global Giving community. We will continue to post updates and relevant reports on our facebook page so be sure to check it out. Thank you!

From the factory floor to the container
From the factory floor to the container
Filling boxes- from our hands to the children
Filling boxes- from our hands to the children's



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Organization Information

Edesia, Inc.

Location: North Kingstown, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Heidi Reed
Providence, Rhode Island United States

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