Kenya: A mother says, Plumpy’nut is her daughter’s life

A Mother Says, Plumpy’nut is her Daughter’s Life

Janet Aroo, about 18 months, is steadily recovering and gaining the required weight for her age. Janet has been on therapeutic feeding programme supported by World Vision, where she has been feeding on Plumpy’nut- a peanut paste fortified with proteins and vitamins. Janet weighed 5.4 kilograms (11 pounds) upon admission, now she weighs 7.4 kilograms (16 pounds)
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Summary: For children like Janet, were it not for a ready to use therapeutic food known as Plumpy’nut, a peanut like paste fortified with proteins and vitamins, they probably would not be alive today. Janet has been battling acute malnutrition, but now she is out of danger and still recovering steadily, except for her underlying illness she that makes her more susceptible to malnutrition and other illnesses.
Project name: Kenya Drought And Food Security Response
Funding: Canada
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