PROJECT Peanut Butter

We believe every child deserves to be happy. Happy Family is a proud supporter of Project Peanut Butter, an organization that helps feed children in Africa. UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and Doctors without Borders all support PPB’s revolutionary therapeutic program.


In 1999, Dr. Mark Manary visited Malawi and witnessed first hand the Severe Acute Malnutrition that plagues this area of the world. Project Peanut Butter was his answer to helping save thousands of children by using plumpy nut called “Chiponde,” a highly nutritious peanut butter that actually saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who eat it.



In memory of Shazi’s father, who grew up in Tanzania, the Visram family and Happy Family have made a donation to The Small Things, a non-profit organization in Tanzania, that will enable them to start planning construction of the Happy Family Children’s Village for orphaned and abandoned children.


The Children’s Village will be ableto expand its pilot program, which allows some of the orphanage’s five and six year olds, who would otherwise be sent to boarding school, to live in a local family-style house, staffed by around-the-clock “Mamas” anda live-in helper, go to a high quality local day school and remain deeply embedded in their community.