Starvation isn’t only a deficit of calories, it’s also a deficit of nutrients. Children especially suffer when the food they do get doesn’t meet all their nutritional needs.

Felix Brooks-church has some big ideas to end the “hidden hunger” of micronutrient deficiency, and in 2013, he and David Dodson co-founded the non-profit organization Sanku to help close the gap. 

One of Felix’s biggest ideas is the dosifier. In many places in Africa, a starchy flour is the staple food people consume. A dosifier adds critical nutrients to the flour, providing key vitamins and minerals the flour alone lacks. 

Coupled with smart technology from Vodafone, Sanku is able to reach millions, and the organization is on track to assist more than 30 million people in getting the nutrients they need by 2026. 

We hope you’ll enjoy this encouraging conversation. After you’ve listened, please consider making a donation to Sanku either via thelifeyoucansave.org or directly at projecthealthychildren.org.

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