Back from Starvation

November 18, 2008

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The Clinic of Hope has begun distributing “Medika Mamba,” peanut butter fortified with protein and other nutritional supplements, which brought young Edouard back from starvation. This life-saving peanut butter (the Creole word for peanut butter is “manba”) is made in Haiti and is similar to Plumpynut, a product used in other areas of the world. This is a major advancement in treating severely malnourished children in Terre Blanche and throughout Haiti. Edouard was treated by visiting medical teams working at the clinic in October. You can see by his pictures and smile that he was doing much better within just weeks.

It used to be that about 80 percent of children who were as malnourished as Edouard died. Now, more than 90 percent of these children, who receive treatment, live. They can grow, learn at school, and play with friends. They have a chance at life.

The cost for a six-week course of the fortified peanut butter given out at the Clinic of Hope is $75. Please consider giving that amount to save a life or consider giving just $25 to help a child get on the road to recovery. To donate, send a check to Haiti Foundation of Hope or give online.

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