Edesia is a unique non-profit organization that manufactures specialized ready-to-use foods that saves lives. Each year, millions of “miracle packets” are delivered into the hands of malnourished children all over the world by humanitarian aid workers working in some of the hardest-to-reach areas on the planet.
Navyn Salem, our founder, traveled to her father’s birthplace, Tanzania, in 2007 and discovered that malnutrition — a 100% preventable global health crisis getting very little attention — was responsible for the deaths of 3 million children each year. She learned about Plumpy’Nut, a fortified peanut paste that treats the most severe malnutrition cases rapidly, and founded Edesia in 2009 to widen its reach to more children.
Edesia is the Roman Goddess of food who presides over banquets. Mythology states that she ensured that feasts went well and the food was excellent. Her name comes from the