Navyn Salem, our founder, traveled to her father’s birthplace, Tanzania, in 2007 and discovered that malnutrition — a 100% preventable global health crisis getting very little attention — was responsible for the deaths of 3 million children each year. She learned about Plumpy’Nut, a fortified peanut paste that treats the most severe malnutrition cases rapidly, and founded Edesia in 2009 to widen its reach to more children.
Edesia now makes 1.5 million packets of ready-to-use food each day. They are delivered into the hands of malnourished children all over the world by humanitarian aid workers working in some of the hardest-to-reach areas on the planet.
One $50 donation helps us make one box of Plumpy'Nut that is enough to save the life of one child with severe acute malnutrition.