We are convinced that humanity needs to replace head-on military, political and economic competition with collaborative humanitarian competition, therefore we are proud to promote the nutritional programme led by the non-profit organisation Università Internazionale della Pace - Giorgio La Pira - Onlus - in Kongwa, a small town and administrative ward in the Kongwa district of the Dodoma region in central Tanzania.
The village lies on a plateau in the African bush, at 800 m above sea level. Deep down, the terrain, of volcanic origin, retains pools of salt water.
In the past, the village gained importance because it stood on the main road that linked Morogoro to Dodoma. There was also a railway line that ran from Dar es Salaam to Songambele. In the decolonisation period, the railway line was dismantled by the English. The present tarmac road was built in the 1980s, though it runs 20 km north of the village.
The project consists of the production of Karasali, a food paste made of honey, peanuts, sesame and the fruit of the baobab (all available in Tanzania), specially studied to:
1.supply an important energy input (405 Kcal. Per 100 g of product);The cost of a 400-g jar of Karasali is the equivalent of 2000 Tanzanian shillings (about 1 euro).
2.strengthen the immune system and consequently reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of diseases. Strengthening of the immune system is linked to the presence in the product of vitamins (A,B,C,E), minerals (calcium, iron), and proteins (10.5 g per 100 g of product);
3.favour adequate growth in children;
4.help prevent and correct the various forms of malnutrition in children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, chronic diseases.
One jar a month is sufficient for a 5-year-old child.