We have the most amazing guests at both Night of Warmth and Lights of Hope. We wanted to give you an exciting update on the Plumpy Nut Nutritional Program that they made possible for the children at Lola Children’s Home in Mekelle, Ethiopia.
Last year many of the guests at Night of Warmth and Lights of Hope donated $10 towards our Plumpy Nut program. Plumpy Nut is a peanut-based nutritional supplement for malnutrition. At Lola Children’s Home, 22 of the 30 children are benefiting from this program.
Five days a week the children consume one foil style pack of Plumpy Nutwhich contains 500 calories. We’ve seen amazing results with this program. On average there has been a 2 pound weight gain per child since the start of the program in October 2014. Along with the weight gain the teachers are seeing vast improvements in learning.
Your generosity has started this ongoing nutritional support program. Many of these children are HIV affected and the need for additional nutrition is essential to their health.
Plumpy Nut is a cost effective nutritional program. One year of Plumpy Nut costs $1700 for all the children at Lola.
Thank you for changing these children’s lives with your generosity.
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