Project #9691

Lifesaving Plumpy'Nut for Children in the Sahel

by Edesia, Inc.
Aug 21, 2013

Sahel update

Mothers and children in Niger receive Plumpy
Mothers and children in Niger receive Plumpy'Nut

According to a recent report from the Food and Agriculture Organization, it's the lean season in the Sahel region, which means severe food insecurity for over 10.3 million people. Of this great and troubling number, over 1.4 million children are in danger of becoming severely malnourished. I am sending a link so that you can be as informed as possible about the situation. 

The severely malnourished children affected by the lean season will likley need a ready-to-use-therapeutic food like Plumpy'Nut to keep their lives and health. This is why our factory continues to operate 20 hours a day to make and ship thousands of boxes of Plumpy'Nut and Plumpy'Sup (similar to Plumpy'Nut, but treats moderate acute malnutrition) to countries in this vast region, such as Chad, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Cameroon.

Thank you so much for your continued support of this important cause of helping malnourish children get through this difficult time. 



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Edesia, Inc.

Location: North Kingstown, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Missy Walker
North Kingstown, Rhode Island United States

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