A year or so ago, Michael and I saw a segment on 60 Minutes about a product that had been developed to save children suffering from severe malnutrition. It's called Plumpy'nut, and it's a concoction of peanut butter, dried milk, sugar, and vitamins and minerals. It does not have to be refrigerated and comes in packets that can be given to mothers, so they can feed it to their children themselves. And within days, the child is dramatically better.
After viewing the segment, we immediately went online to see where we could donate money to send more Plumpy'nut to Africa, but we couldn't find the information we wanted.
Well, yesterday, World Vision sent me a brochure that they have a program providing Plumpy'nut to malnourished children. In fact, right now they have enough matching funds to provide $6 worth of food for every $1 that is donated.
This is a chance to do so much good that I wanted to let all of you know about it too. You can donate here. I know that times are tough for many of us now—Michael and I are feeling the pinch too—but I also know that my struggles are nothing compared to what these children live with every day, and this is a chance to make a small gift go a long way. I'm sure that even $5 would make a major difference in someone's life.
Thanks for reading this appeal.