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Food Security

Fifty-five percent of the world’s population lives on less than $2 per day, and one billion of them suffer from chronic hunger. A large majority of this group live in areas where their food source is directly linked to agriculture and aquaculture production. In rural areas, this number is as high as 75%. As a result, a parent’s ability to feed their family hinges not on their own determination, but on favorable weather patterns and the containment of pests and disease.

The development sector often operates under a strategy of reaction instead of prevention, which inevitably means that lives will be shattered before help is in place. At 100X, we want to intervene with sustainable solutions before a crisis peaks.

Malnutrition is a major contributor to maternal health problems and leads to reduced physical and mental development during childhood, difficulty resisting disease, and diminished capacity to learn and do physical work.

As part of our original orphan care program in Malawi, we began supporting agriculture and child nutrition programs to support children and families in poverty. To extend these efforts, we are working with the award winning international health expert, Dr. Mark Manary & Project Peanut Butter to develop a food product specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Research indicates that proper nutrition is vital to reducing complications during pregnancy and delivery. It also ensures that infants receive adequate nutrition in utero and after birth—critical to protect against stunting.

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