You could help save a life by providing nutrition powerful enough to bring a child back from the brink of death.
Worldwide, 6 million children under the age of 5 die every year, and starvation is a direct or indirect cause of death in more than half those cases. The brutal suffering caused by starvation, so often combined with other diseases, inflicts children everywhere in situations of extreme poverty. The cycle is vicious. Chronic starvation weakens the immune system much like AIDS does, leaving young children to die of severe pneumonia, infections, or otherwise treatable illnesses.
GreaterGood.org partners with Partners in Health to provide children with the food they need to fight malnutrition. Children receive Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs), high-calorie, fortified peanut butter-like paste containing a balance of lipids, sugar, and protein (macronutrients), vitamins, minerals (micronutrients) and calories. RUTFs require no preparation, are difficult to overeat, and they keep after opening after months or even years. RUTFs offer a 90% - 95% recovery rate for severely malnourished children and allow them to recover at home.
You can help. Just $13 provides 1 child with a jar of lifesaving, fortified peanut butter. On average, a child needs a full course of treatment, which averages around $65. You can help feed severely malnourished child, and give them a brighter future.
Partners In Health (PIH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service, training, advocacy, and research, and by establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations, PIH strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.