Not a Stunt.
In Uganda, one out of three children suffers from stunting (basically, malnutrition from eating a diet lacking in vitamins).
You guessed it, it keeps children short. It also impacts cognitive, motor, and language development, decreasing learning capacity and their potential as adults. Stunting contributes to half of all deaths of babies and children in Africa.
Stunting is rare in the US (only 2%) because we’ve been fortifying and enriching foods with micronutrients for almost a century. Fortified foods aren’t easily found in Africa - until now.
Seeing the need, Living Goods decided to take a risk and create their own product, “Healthy Start” fortified porridge (see photo below). The blend of corn and soy ingredients is fortified with the nutrients kids need.
It’s now their number one seller.
If you want to learn more, check out this article: Why the First 1000 Days Matter Most
Thanks to your support, Living Goods has been expanding their services from Uganda to Kenya.
Know who else is going to Kenya? We are!
Today we launched a Win-A-Trip contest for our monthly supporters (and travel costs are included!). If you have ever wanted to see your impact firsthand - here’s your chance.
We would love to invite you to become a member. Sign up on our homepage: www.theadventureproject.org