Ethiopia

Starvation in Africa has been a consistent problem and the focus of much attention from international welfare organizations. Ethiopia is particularly plagued by droughts. A large portion of the population is considerably affected by starvation and malnutrition as a result. 47% of Ethiopian children five years of age and younger are moderately to severely underweight and 52% suffer from stunted growth. The average life expectancy in Ethiopia, as of 2003, was only 46 years. We continue to work with strategic partners on the ground who can get our high protein food into orphanages and child clinics. It is not easy because of government bureaucracy, shipping costs and red tape.