The story of Eunice and 144 more in the Kibera program

Eunice lives in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya and was one of 494 people who received ~$1,125 between November 2020 and June 2021 as part of a GiveDirect... Read more >

The Fight Must Go On: the importance of supporting health interventions for schistosomiasis in Ethiopia

Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis are the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in sub-Saharan Africa. According to research by The Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by the END Fund, NTDs cause an annual loss of 17 million healthy life years globally, with 40% of these lost in sub-Saharan Africa.  The impact of schistosomiasis on people’s lives  Schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic flatworms, is endemic in Ethiopia with an estimated 35 million peo... Read more >

Salt of the earth: Iodination saves lives in Tanzania

A pinch of salt adds zest to food, but more importantly still, it can mean the difference between health and ill-health, a low IQ versus high, fatigue versus energy. The disparity however, doesn’t lie so much in the salt itself, but whether it has been supplemented with iodine—a ‘trace’ element that nevertheless is critical for cognition, energy, cardiovascular, reproductive and mental health.  In most industrialized nations, the diseases of iodine deficiency—goiter, mental retardation, and ass... Read more >

Finding good homes for 180+ dosifiers

Sanku uses an innovative business model and technology to enable small mills to add vital nutrients to staple foods. Our fortification technology (the Sanku dosifier) was specifically designed for small mills and adds precise levels of nutrients into flour during processing. We offset the cost of nutrients by bulk buying empty pink flour bags, which we sell to our partner mills at the market rate. The margin from our flour bag sales neutralises the cost of the nutrients added, allowing our partn... Read more >