Nourishing humanity, one little peanut at a time

100% of profits help to end malnutrition. Go humanity go.

Edesia is a non-profit social enterprise that makes peanut-based, ready-to-use foods that help treat and prevent childhood malnutrition worldwide. On an annual basis, Edesia is making enough Plumpy’Nut to reach 1.5 million malnourished children per year. 

This peanut paste is saving the lives of millions of severely malnourished children in the most inhospitable countries around the world such as Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. Learn all you need to know about this incredibly purpose-driven brand on the interview between Madeleine Wisecup and Navyn Salem, founder of Edesia & MeWe.

In this podcast at The Wise Consumer, Madeleine interviews Navyn Salem, founder of both Edesia & MeWe. They dig deep into her challenging entrepreneurial venture and how a little packet of fortified peanut butter can change a child’s life. Grab some tissues folks, because we promise you some tears!

“My WHY? I understand that I have the ability to change lives, and I see it in so many ways. While I see a world full of problems I also see solutions…I think we can actually make impact, I honestly believe that.” — Navyn Salem⁣⁣

⁣⁣Meet Navyn Salem, the founder of Edesia a nonprofit based out of Providence RI whose mission is to help treat and prevent malnutrition in the world’s most vulnerable populations. To date, Edesia has reached over 8 million malnourished children in over 55 countries. @edesianutrition ⁣⁣

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⁣⁣⁣⁣In this episode of Edesia & MeWe and The Wise Consumer you’ll hear about:

* The journey that led Navyn to funding Edesia & her newest social enterprise MeWe, delicious and nutritious nut butter on a mission to make peanut allergies a thing of the past (100% of @mewenutrition profits go toward Edesia’s humanitarian mission).⁣⁣

* The importance of using business to solve problems

* The entrepreneurial challenges and successes Navyn’s faced over the years.⁣⁣

* How we should never take “No!” for an answer and how to overcome & redefine failure.⁣⁣

* How a little packet of fortified peanut butter can change a child’s life.
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“This was such a wonderful and insightful conversation. Navyn and her team are truly doing some amazing work. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Happy listening.” ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Madeleine Wisecup, the host of The Wise Consumer podcast

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Madeleine Wisecup

A few years ago, I became obsessed with learning about sustainable and ethical practices and products, waste reduction, natural foods, and overall wellness. I read articles and books about the toxic products we put on our skins and into our bodies; explored numerous facets, challenges, and success stories of the slow fashion/sustainable fashion movement; and started reading the ingredient labels on everything I bought (you’d be surprised how much crap you can’t even pronounce). I was on a personal mission to improve my overall wellness and to become a wiser, more conscientious consumer. The more research I did – and continue to do – the more I realized how many amazing people and businesses were out there making a difference, breaking the status quo, and positively impacting the lives of people all over the world while equally making our planet just a little bit happier. These were people invested in using their businesses as, as Richard Branson would say, a force for good, people who were in the business of positive change. I was hooked. Today, I am on a quest to connect with social- and environmental-impact entrepreneurs; to uncover ethical and sustainable practices and brands, and to share the remarkable stories of good-doers and the impacts they’re making all over the world.

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