OUR SPECIAL ACTION TO FIGHT MALNUTRITION IN LAOS A “SNACKS4SMILES” PROJECT
“NYIM VAN” (sweet smile) AN ENERGY BAR MADE IN LAOS.
To ensure that Lao children get their daily requirement of proteins, calories, vitamins and minerals so that they can develop healthily and thrive at school.
• Provide a healthy and tasty snack to Lao children.
• Strengthening the value added chain in Laos by sourcing and producing entirely in Laos.
• Support small holder farmers producing the ingredients for our product.
• Create jobs in food processing and provide training opportunities.
The main beneficiaries of our energy bar are primary school age children in rural Laos, who are particularly at risk of not getting enough calories, proteins, vitamins and minerals in their daily diets.
Our energy bar is named “Nyim Van”, which means sweet smile. The main ingredients of the 40 gram bar are Sacha Inchi, Banana and puffed Rice. We also developped a version that contains Spirulina, an algae known to help fight malnutrition.