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The Battle Against Childhood Malnutrition – Project Peanut Butter’s Mission

Did you know malnutrition kills 3-5 million children per year? That’s roughly half of all child related deaths worldwide. Project Peanut Butter is a non-profit organization committed to helping children recover from severe malnutrition.

What is Project Peanut Butter?

Project Peanut Butter (PPB) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Dr. Mark Manary.child-eating-450 The organization focuses on the treatment of childhood malnutrition, primarily in Africa. Project Peanut Butter produces Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) manufactured from local ingredients, in production facilities that are operated by local staff.

Originally founded in Malawi, today PPB has expanded to Sierra Leone and has helped treat over 100,000 malnourished children. PPB works closely with the Clinton Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and UNICEF, among many other international aid organizations and government agencies to aid those suffering from severe malnutrition. Read more