Treat and Prevent Malnutrition in Haiti

by Edesia, Inc.
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Summary

This project provides a one month supply of the nutritional supplement- Supplementary'Plumpy® - for 500 children in Haiti to prevent the worst effects of malnutrition.
$2,285
total raised
50
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In Haiti, 46% of the total population is undernourished. The situation was significantly worsened by the earthquake this year when over 2,000,000 were in need of food (World Food Programme). Supplementary'Plumpy® helps the most vulnerable -- women and children -- to meet their nutritional needs. One packet a day helps reverse the terrible effects of malnutrition and promotes health and development -- a crucial part to rebuilding a nation destroyed by natural disaster.

Solution

Supplementary'Plumpy® is a Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) that treats Moderate Acute Malnutrition. Made from peanuts, whey, soy protein and essential vitamins and minerals, it prevents children from suffering the effects of malnutrition.

Long-Term Impact

Meeting nutritional needs of 500 children at this critical time means that not only are lives being saved today but they are strengthened to be more healthy and productive. A long term impact from a small packet.

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Organization Information

Edesia, Inc.

Location: North Kingstown, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.edesianutrition.org
Project Leader:
Marie Wisecup
Communications Manager
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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