Thirteen years ago a product appeared in the South African market place that quickly became known as “Miracle Pap”. This pre-cooked porridge branded as e’Pap, preserves the innate nutrients found in full grain cereal. e’Pap is fortified with 28 nutrients designed to maximize absorption to the body. The state of the art American technology used in e’Pap mimics nutrients in a “food state” form. The formulation behind e’Pap focuses on achieving a condition of nutrient repleteness in which the body can perform optimally.
The e’Pap formulation objective is to reverse the consequences that result from a sterile food chain. This hidden hunger is different from a lack of food. It is a chronic lack of vitamins and minerals.
Hidden Hunger is potentially devastating and can lead to mental impairment, poor health, low productivity, and death. One in three people in the world suffer from hidden hunger. Poverty-stricken women and children in developing countries are the most affected.
e’Pap is now used in 15 African countries, providing up to two million food portions a month. The word of mouth impact, referred to as the “5 day e’Pap effect”, has been clinically evaluated in various studies, as far afield as Benin. A clinical trial conducted by Wits Medical School on young children has been internationally published (PLOS ONE). It explains the extensive positive feedback from across the continent.
e’Pap, a home grown African solution, is a practical, effective nutritional intervention that helps address the “hidden hunger”. Most important, this simple, easy to use product presents a practical cost effective way to deliver many important nutrients found in a healthy well balanced diet.
Thank you for starting the beginnings of this project and hopefully we get more donors on board and fill more stomachs!
All the best
GVI Charitable Trust