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MANA keeps people alive when there is no food

MANA Plant Manager Loris Jarvis MANA Plant Manager Loris Jarvis
FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - A unique company, saving thousands of starving children a year is based right here in Fitzgerald. 

MANA, which stands for Mother Administered Nutritive Aide, opened a facility about four years ago, and currently employs about 30 people.

They make a highly nutritious peanut based product which includes a vitamin, mineral pre-mix and milk proteins.

It's then sent through UNICEF and US Aid to primarily third world countries in Central Africa.

"They've just been wonderfully supportive of us, and they've kind of rallied around what we do. Because what we do I think is very important, what we do is very, very meaningful," said MANA Plant Manager Loris Jarvis.

Last year they saved about 220,000 children. They hope to save 400,000 this year, with expectations to keep growing.



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