Orphan Care: MANA to India

MANA,  (MAN-uh) noun

“Mother Administered Nutritive Aid” – is a ready-to-use therapeutic food, what aid workers refer to as “RUTF” (ready-to-use therapeutic food). It’s a kind of fortified peanut paste that’s been carefully formulated to provide all of a child’s basic nutritional needs, and it’s served in a packet that looks like an oversized version of those mustard and ketchup packets you get in fast food restaurants. It’s easy for a mother to open, easy for a child to eat, and as tasty as peanut butter. Just three servings of MANA a day can save the life of a starving child.

Several days ago, two of our America World India staff, Elise Lowe, and Lisa Adams-Reese returned home from an extended visit to India for meetings with adoption officials there.  While there, they were able to distribute a product to orphanages that provides nutrition to orphans called MANA.  America World partnered with Mark Moore and MANA Nutrition to purchase MANA packets for this trip.

America World is actively involved in orphan care around the world in addition to international adoption. To support initiatives like the MANA project, DONATE today.

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