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“Plumpy’Nut” for Malnourished Kids
Bairo Pite Clinic continues to use the funds from Spend it Well’s donors for its malnutrition program. One in five Timorese children have wasting from severe malnutrition and women travel long distances from remote parts of the country to bring their children to BPC for help. “Plumpy’Nut is a low cost peanut paste based supplement fortified with minerals and vitamins which is used for severely malnourished children and babies. It comes in plastic packs, from which the children can eat directly. These supplements provide a healthy rapid weight gain and can save children and babies from death. Spend it Well’s donors have funded a year’s worth of these supplements.