Harding University, $5,000
Malnutrition and food scarcity affects millions. The Mother-Administered Nutritive Aid (MANA) Foundation produces a ready-to-eat peanut butter paste that can save the life of a starving child. While it has been proven effective in deployments to over 17 countries, it’s produced in one location in the US and then shipped in large quantities worldwide, which is expensive and ultimately fails to reach many starving children. MANAMaker is a portable, low-cost device that produces the same MANA food paste to the same quality standards but can be produced on-site as demand arises using primarily local products.