Peanut Milk Preventing Malnutrition

Children in Tanzania have a dream of growing properly and possessing the same height as their counterparts in the urban and rural regions .

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

S-Peanut Limited

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $1k - $10k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 250 - 500

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Tanzania

Headquarters location: City

Zanzibar , Tanzania

Location(s) of impact

Tanzania: Zanzibar City

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

About 5 million children under 5 years in Tanzania affected by stunting .Peanuts are abundant in Tanzania. Peanuts are high in fat and a good source of protein, with about 50% and 25% respectively. High quality protein is crucial to support maximal growth and a diet with high fat content is beneficial for malnourished children who need energy for catch-up growth.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Peanut Milk and Biomass briquettes are products my business provide. Production of peanut milk start from purchase raw peanuts from local farmers ,then employees ( local residents) manufacture into milk ready to sell using machines such as shelling machine, blancher and peanut milk making machine . Wastes of peanuts such as peanut skin will be transferred to farmers for pig feed. Peanut shell manufacture into biomass briquettes using briquettes making machine.Peanut milk and briquettes will be sold by eliminating intermediaries such as wholesalers or retailers in the supply chain and delivering products directly to consumers.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Right now my initiative target 3 nursery schools in Zanzibar, where i am providing peanut milk for young children during school days from Monday to Friday . We are continuing to provide peanut milk for 440 children per day during school days. Also we have provide biomass briquettes for 140 households from two sizes 2 kg and 5 kg at affordable price.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

My initiative is financially supported through Earned income. I will ensure its financial sustainability long-term by increase our sales through selling to retailers. The percentage of annual budget that comes from each source: 1. Individual donations or gifts 0% 2. Grants 0% 3. Corporate contributions 0% 4. Earned income 100% 5. Other 0%

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Peanut milk will be the first peanut drink to be use in Africa to prevent children from malnutrition.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

Through my education background i know the power of peanuts in preventing malnutrition and peanut shells as good biomass. But one day when i was reading demographic health report i found that Tanzania does not made progress in health especially nutrition for five years period from 2011 to 2015 only 2% lower from five years ago. This ranks it third in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. . Abundant of Peanuts in 5 regions of Tanzania inspired me to start my initiative.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Nestlé page or contact


Join the conversation:

Photo of Auke

There should be some info about the acceptability: do kids like the taste. Is the price affordable? Also the market: purely feeding on schools or will it be available on the market for private people as well?

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Kids love the taste , peanut milk is made using peanuts and added ingredients like wheat grains sweeteners and salt . It is affordable by only Tanzania shillings 1,000 .