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Lucky Iron Fish

A young Cambodian boy holding a Lucky Iron Fish in a rural village. Photo Credit: 17Triggers

 

Lucky Iron Fish is a social enterprise dedicated to alleviating iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in Cambodia, where 6 in 10 women are anemic. The Lucky Iron Fish product is added to cooking pots as a dietary supplement and provides about 75% of daily iron requirements. In a randomized controlled trial in Cambodia, there was shown to be a 34% reduction in the prevalence of anemia between intervention and control groups. The company is using Grand Challenges Canada funding to scale up production from small businesses across Cambodia, and intends to produce 10,000 fish in the first year of their transition-to-scale project.

 

Project Lead(s): Gavin Armstrong

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Taken on March 31, 2014