If you read this blog enough you know that there are 795 million people who do not have enough to eat on a consistent basis; not even enough to live a healthy lifestyle. The vast majority of this 795 million people live in low- and middle-income countries. Sadly, nearly 100 million children are underweight because they do not have enough sustaining food every day.
A new social endeavor start-up is working to change these statistics in their own way. Cuddle+Kind, a company that creates adorable hand-knit dolls for kids also provides meals for children through the World Food Programme and Children’s Hunger Fund with every purchase. Their ambitious, yet achievable goal is to provide one million meals for children every year.
Every doll purchased provides 10 meals for children. All of the dolls are handmade by Peruvian artisans and are completely non-toxic and are made with natural cotton.
Since launching, Cuddle+Kind has raised $269,000 via an Indiegogo campaign, fully eclipsing their $25,000 goal. Each doll costs $49 each and feeds 10 children.
If you would like to buy a doll, head over to their Indiegogo page and claim yours.