Provide Plumpy'nut for children in the DR Congo

by Edesia, Inc.
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Summary

This project provides revolutionary, nutrient-rich Plumpy'nut to children in the DR Congo and gives children suffering from the worst form of malnutrition a chance at life.
$75,225
total raised
1,006
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The DR Congo has been troubled by civil conflict, poverty and disease. The recent world economic crisis means money and food has run out. Nearly 4,000 children face acute malnutrition. Plumpy’nut® is the most effective way to treat severe acute malnutrition. A peanut paste packed with calories and nutrients, Plumpy’nut® transforms a child in a matter of weeks. Unfortunately, the supply has been unable to keep up with the need.This project will supply Plumpy’nut® during this critical time.

Solution

Edesia's Plumpy’nut® will be distributed to provide the essential calories and nutrients that a starving child needs to survive. Children will ultimately recover, gain weight, build stronger immune systems, and have healthy futures.

Long-Term Impact

During a crisis such as this one it is vital to reach children as soon as possible. We have a small window of opportunity to ensure that children not only survive but are able to grow to their full potential.

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Organization Information

Edesia, Inc.

Location: North Kingstown, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.edesianutrition.org
Project Leader:
Heidi Reed
Providence, RI 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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