Worldwide, 16,000 children die every day and 2 billion suffer from micronutrient malnutrition because their diets lack basic vitamins and minerals. Although life-saving micronutrients are routinely added to processed foods in the developed world, large-scale fortification has failed the 6.5 billion people in developing countries. In Tanzania, where we are headquartered, up to 95% of the population consumes maize flour from small mills in villages, which means their flour is unfortified.
We created a game-changing technology and a market-based solution to close the fortification gap and end micronutrient deficiencies once and for all. Our dosifier works with any size/type of mill, requires no training to use, and transmits critical production and servicing data to our server in realtime. Our business model works with existing market forces, as there is inelastic demand for maize flour, and we have neutralized the cost of fortification for millers and their customers.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||3,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Kenya|
|Recruit||1 management, 2 board|
|New Feature||Working with solar mills to create environmental impact|
Our CEO and Co-Founder is Felix Brooks-church, who invented fortification technology to work in rural settings and is a Mulago Rainer Arnhold Fellow. Our CFO is Mary Chowning who brings over 30 years of multinational broad-based finance, operations and business expertise. Our COO is Josh Clark, an operations expert. Anne Wanlund is Head of Impact and Strategy, with a decade of international leadership on child nutrition.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN