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Having seen juvenile malnutrition in her father's native Tanzania, Navyn Salem started making ready-to-use food in Rhode Island. Edesia's success has led the nonprofit to expand this spring, growing jobs here and expanding where it can combat childhood hunger globally. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
RHODE ISLAND-BASED NONPROFIT Edesia has created a corporate-giving program, which founder and CEO Navyn Salem hopes will engage companies to help it attack the problem of malnutrition across the globe. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
I had a grant application due last week. It posed the simple question: "What experience has prepared you to carry out your mission?" I felt obliged to answer honestly: absolutely nothing. When I started Edesia, I had none of the required degrees nor the technical skills or relevant experience to qualify me as a good…

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