Approximately 1 in 10 children in Haiti die before their fifth birthday. Malnutrition-related causes are the leading factor in these deaths. Thousands more children face severe developmental challenges simply because they don’t have enough food to eat.
Nourimanba, a peanut-based therapeutic food, helps children gain weight quickly and allows them to be treated out of the hospital and in the home. Through mobile malnutrition clinics, we deliver Nourimanba to rural areas where malnutrition often is not detected until it’s too late.
PIH's clinics in Haiti are experiencing high demands for Nourimanba as more children have been enrolled into the malnutrition program. Help set these children on a healthy path. 100% of all donations will go to providing Nourimanba to children in Haiti.
You can help save a life for just $100. A one kg jar of Nourimanba costs about $8 to produce and distribute. It can take up to 12kg of Nourimanba over several months to cure a child of malnutrition. For less than a hundred bucks, it’s one of the best investments you can make. How many children can you help?
His name is Lovenyou Louis. Just past his first birthday he weighed only 17 pounds and was severely dehydrated when his mother carried him into our malnutrition clinic in Boucan Carré, Haiti. He measured only 29 ½ inches, well below average for his age.
Partners In Health staff diagnosed Lovenyou with severe malnutrition and admitted him immediately. They gave him IV fluids, performed tests to be sure of the diagnosis, and began providing additional nutrients.
Lovenyou stayed in the hospital for eight days before he was healthy enough to return home. When he left, his mother took with her a supply of lifesaving Nourimanba, our ready-to-eat, nutrient-rich, therapeutic food for children.
Little Lovenyou had gained 2 ½ pounds and grown half an inch in height in the four months after being hospitalized. He was still far from recovery, but healthy enough to run around the yard.
In Haiti, we know how to treat starvation in babies and small children, like Lovenyou. Alongside the top-notch medical care, we’re proud of the local production and distribution of Nourimanba, the therapeutic food that is 95% effective at curing severe malnutrition.
Thank you for standing with us and those we serve. Together, we can ensure that vulnerable children like Lovenyou receive the support they need to grow up strong and healthy.
Make your lifesaving gift today and help fight childhood malnutrition in Haiti.