Country: NepalFocus: NutritionPartner: Project Healthy ChildrenStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2009

Sanku (Amaize)


Partner: Project Healthy Children

Micronutrient deficiency is one of the most pressing issues in the developing world. The lack of a well-balanced diet leads to vitamin and mineral deficiencies and serious long-term health problems including impaired physical and psychomotor development. Our approach is to provide vitamins and minerals at local maize flour mills, the closest thing to centralized food distribution in rural areas. The Sanku (formerly called Amaize) is a simple device for electric millers in Nepal that proportionately dispenses nutrients into grain that is both affordable and accurate.

After 4 years of tinkering with this project, Project Healthy Children has created a new, for-profit entity to commercialize Sanku. You can read more about the Sanku story here. Visit the Sanku website here and check out their video below.