CARL Group’s sweets and cakes help eradicate malnutrition by adding value to the orange-fleshed sweet potatoes.
In terms of metric crops produced, sweet potato is the number one crop in Rwanda, accounting for 13.4% of all crop production in 2014, yet only 5.2% of cultivated land. Rwandans consume over 88kg per capita of sweet potato per annum. While most people take potatoes as food for poor, because they lack the knowledge of various ways it can be prepared in and its nutritious value, CARL Group’s products come as a solution for malnutrition problems, eye vision problems and reduction in gluten found in farinaceous products encountered in Rwanda and in Africa by adding value to orange-fleshed sweet potatoes - the major source of beta carotene. They also spread awareness about the various ways it can be consumed in, in order to increase its value and make it more consumable and liked.
Several recent studies show the superior ability of sweet potatoes in raising levels of vitamin A in our blood. In several studies from Africa, sweet potatoes were found to contain between 100-1,600 micrograms (RAE) of vitamin A in every 3.5 ounces enough, on average, to meet 35% of all vitamin A needs, and in many cases enough to meet over 90% of vitamin A needs (from this single food alone).
CARL Group’s solution may be particularly beneficial for children - with their products eradicating malnutrition and hunger in most parts of Rwanda, Africa through their simple and innovative model.
Their products are made of naturally occurring sweet potato, that feeds a large population of Africa in an eco-friendly way.
The sweets made from sweet potato, meet up to 35% of all Vitamin A needs, making its consumers healthier and fitter with a nutritious diet, and eradicating vision-related diseases.
CARL Group offers this solution to hunger and malnutrition at only $0.125.