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“To see a child, lifelessly laying in her mother’s lap, open her first packet of Plumpy’Nut, take a small taste, and start to perk up almost immediately…It’s like witnessing a miracle.”

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alem directs our attention to two

take a small taste, and start to perk up al-

smaller photos mounted side-by-

most immediately…It’s like witnessing a

side on a clipboard. On the left

miracle.”

is a painfully malnourished child lying

Salem guides us through a smartly

helplessly on her back, her ribs pressed

appointed cafeteria, the type you might

up against her skin, her face gaunt, legs

expect at Google’s headquarters, and

and arms boney, and eyes sunken. And

into a sprawling warehouse where

on the right is a perfectly healthy young

towering steel shelves loom like city

girl, sitting upright with a beaming smile.

blocks. They’re stocked high, first with

“That’s just after seven weeks of her eat-

2,000-pound super sacks of raw materi-

ing Plumpy’Nut,” Salem says. “To see

als—peanuts, powder milk, sugar—and

a child, lifelessly laying in her mother’s

then with pallets of Plumpy’Nut, each

lap, open her first packet of Plumpy’Nut,

destined for specific countries. Edesia’s

N MAGAZINE May 2017  
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