March 21, 2016

Our Programs

PB+J at Nkhoma Hospital


The problem is chronic Malnutrition. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are crucial to their full growth and brain development. Malawi, Africa has the fifth-highest stunting rate in the world with over 47% of children under the age of five who are stunted both cognitively and physically due to chronic malnutrition. Around 4% of Malawian children are severely wasted or acutely malnourished as a result of recent rapid weight loss or failure to gain weight, which is also strongly related to mortality.

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PB+J at Nkhoma Hospital was established in August 2012. The program facilitates a 900-farmer peanut co-op, has Malawian employees operating and managing the manufacturing facility distributing cartons of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to local outlying health centers. The program also provides nutrition education to communities and individuals to equip primary caregivers with the knowledge to prevent malnutrition, which also allows for personal interactions with an opportunity to share the Gospel.

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Farming Co-op


PB+J acts as a facilitator for a 900 family farming cooperative. Partnering with CNFA (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture – Malawi) we have introduced a much needed cash crop for local families, including large sources of nutrients and proteins.

CNFA recognizes the relationship between increasing women’s empowerment in the agricultural sector and achieving positive outcomes in agricultural productivity, economic growth, and nutrition, particularly in light of a growing population and increased food demands.

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Distribution and Sustainability


The beauty of PB+J’s model is the RUTF product is manufactured locally, helping the local economy, and then distributed to numerous health centers in the greater outlying area. All those in need are given the product at no cost.

We accomplish this through two funding sources. At the manufacturing plant we sell product to local organizations which furthers our reach. This helps offset the manufacturing expenses, but does not cover all our cost. We are forever thankful to our health center sponsors who step up to fill in the funding gap. Our goal is to always give this lifesaving product to those who need it for free.

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Discipleship/Sharing the Gospel

Our Core Purpose is to reach those in need of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To achieve this – Stanley Misi, our discipleship leader, has formed a small discipleship triad to work together doing Outreaches/Village Walks, showings of the Jesus film, while also working with local churches and area chaplains. We strive to come along side Village Chiefs creating ministries to raise up a broad net of Bible teaching believers in Malawi.

Health Centers


PB+J delivers thousands of sachets a month to numerous health centers. Additionally, the program provides training for health center workers in proper identification of malnourished children and effective treatment with fortified peanut butter (RUTF). Through implementation of the health center sponsorship program, RUTF is available to thousands of children

Prenatal to 6 Months

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Because PB+J’s fortified peanut butter is not appropriate for children under six (6) months of age, we have partnered with Nicole Van Elteren, who specializes in assisting pregnant women and infants who have fallen into malnourished states. Our goal here is to assist pregnant women so their children are born healthy and at a good weight. Additionally, providing these new mothers with product will help them produce a good milk supply so the children do not fall into a malnourished state.

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