In this deeply impactful episode of The Mentor Files, host Monica Royer sits down with Navyn Salem, the founder of Edesia Nutrition, a non-profit organization on a mission to end malnutrition globally. Navyn shares her journey from being a mom of four to spearheading a global initiative that produces life-saving food products for malnourished children. Tune in to hear Navyn's story of resilience, innovation, and her vision of a world where every child has access to the nutrition they need to thrive.
In this episode:
- Navyn Salem shares her inspiration for starting Edesia Nutrition along with the challenges of juggling motherhood, the origins of Edesia and the initial steps she took to address malnutrition on a global scale.
- Navyn shares the profound impact of malnutrition and her perspective on problem-solving in global health.
- Monica recalls her first encounter with Navyn and the powerful story that stopped her in her tracks.
- Navyn explains the difference between hunger and malnutrition and the critical importance of addressing both.
- Navyn explains the development and significance of Plumpy'Nut -- its life-saving capabilities in the way how malnourished children are fed, as well as the challenges and logistics of scaling up production to meet the increasing global need.
- Navyn shares complexities of delivering these essential nutrition packets to children in crisis zones.
- Navyn shares the strategies and determination required to overcome logistical challenges.
- Navyn shares personal insights into her life as a mother and entrepreneur, and the sacrifices made to balance both worlds, and reflects on the emotional weight of her work and the responsibility to deliver without excuses.
- Monica and Navyn discuss the emotional challenges of parenting while addressing a global crisis, and Navyn delivers a message of hope and the continuous effort to find solutions for malnutrition.
- Edesia Nutrition: https://www.edesianutrition.org/
- World Food Programme: https://www.wfp.org/
- UNICEF: https://www.unicefusa.org/
- Monica + Andy: https://monicaandandy.com/
If you're inspired by Navyn's story and want to learn more about Edesia Nutrition or support their cause, visit their website and consider making a donation. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children around the world.