SMART+ - Action Against Hunger


You can change the way the world deals with malnutrition

We are breaking new ground on a project that will change the way that we deal with malnutrition around the world. Not just for us at Action Against Hunger – we’re creating a revolutionary tool for everyone (the nutrition sector, all NGOs, the UN, health ministries, etc).

Watch this short video. We promise you’ll see what we mean.

Right now, a child dies from malnutrition every 11 seconds. Action Against Hunger is working to stop this every day. Our staff are experts in finding and treating malnutrition, even in the most remote places. But the current system for diagnosing malnutrition can be difficult and distressing.

For example, before the SMART technology, we had to send survey teams into the wilderness with wooden boards, measuring tapes, weight scales and loads of paperwork to fill out.

Remember, we work in hard-to-reach areas of the world – like a mountain village in the Himalayas of Nepal, or deep in the bush of Ethiopia, miles and miles away from the nearest road, let alone town!

As uncomfortable as the process is for our team, the kids positively hate it. Frankly, you can’t blame them. If you watch the video, you can hear their heartbreaking cries.

We are excited to be launching a campaign this fall around a new project we are developing that will revolutionize this process: no more manual data entry, making babies cry or lugging paper across river beds.

SMARTplus: a digital tool that can do a nutrition assessment in a few simple clicks. Why is this amazing? Because it has completely streamlined the way we collect, store, and share data about malnutrition.

The technology exists, and we have the know-how to develop it, all we need is you to help us make it happen.

Will you help us reach our goal of $80,000 to get this project off the ground?

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Pledge $1 or more

Pledge $1 or more dollars to this project and you'll receive a link to a custom playlist made by our project manager Jana. Close your eyes and imagine a 12-hour drive down dusty and bumpy dirt roads in the Ethiopian bush with this playlist made just for you.

Estimated delivery: After donating, you'll receive a link to the playlist right away by email.


Pledge $100 or more

Pledge $100 or more dollars to this project and we'll send you the momo (dumpling) recipe that our project manager Jana learned while doing a nutrition survey in Nepal. This recipe is the real deal, with two dipping sauce recipes included!

Estimated delivery: January 2020 – recipe will be sent by email.


Pledge $250 or more

Pledge $250 or more and you'll be publicly thanked via our weekly live video on January 10th, 2020!

Estimated delivery: January 10th, 2020, via our Facebook page.


Pledge $500 or more

Pledge $500 or more and we'll send you a postcard from the field – next time we're doing a nutrition survey, you'll get a behind-the-scenes update.

Estimated delivery: By Dec 31 2021.
Ships to: Anywhere in Canada.


Pledge $1,000 or more

Pledge $1,000 or more and receive a vintage SMART t-shirt! Limited quantities available, while supplies last – so make your pledge today!

Estimated delivery: Within a week of donation, our staff will contact you to make arrangements.
Ships to: Anywhere in Canada.


Pledge $5,000 or more

Pledge $5,000 or more and have the chance to participate in a telephone or online (e.g. Skype) conversation with the project team – a unique chance to ask questions and learn more about this revolutionary project.

Estimated delivery: In January 2020, our staff will contact you to make arrangements.