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May 1, 2019

"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 it 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. 

In this episode we cover:

  • The journey that led her to founding Edesia & her newest social enterprise MeWe, a delicious and nutritious nut butter on a mission to make peanut allergies a thing of the past. (100% of MeWe profits go toward Edesia's humanitarian mission).
  • The importance of using business to solve problems #socialentrepreneurship
  • The entrepreneurial challenges she's faced over the years and how we should never take "No!" for an answer.
  • The difference between severe and acute malnutrition.
  • How a little packet of fortified peanut butter can change a child's life.
  • Her thoughts on the documentary Poverty, Inc., a documentary which really made me think about the business of doing "good" in developing countries (I highly encourage you all to watch this film). 

This was such a wonderful and insightful conversation. Navyn and her team are doing some truly amazing work. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Happy listening. 

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PS: You can donate to Edesia by clicking here

$50 = one box of Plumpy’Nut = one life saved