My collegue @jakejones88 and me were discussing the possibilities of solving world hunger with Queal. We found a price we need to be able to create a meal for to solve world hunger with today's foreign aid budget.
So we found that 796 million people world wide are undernurished (source: https://www.worldhunger.org/africa-hunger-poverty-facts/) and that we currently spend at least 114 Billion euro's (current exchange rate) a year on foreign aid by public donators only (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_development_aid_country_donors).
This means we have 114000/796=143 euro's a year for people to live on. Not bad huh? Let's calculate to what price we need to bring down Queal to feed everyone of those undernourished people (1 Queal as unit in this post is defined as 1 meal).
We estimate that undernurished people do not need 3 full meals a day as we do to be classified as "properly nurished". This classification can sadly not be expressed in nutritional numbers, but are expressed in undergrowth (stunting) and underweight (wasting).
Because of this we make an estimate ourselves of 1000 calories a day as necessary to survive (advice on dieting is do not go below 1200, but that is when a body has been grown to take 2000 a day).
This would mean 1.5 Queal is needed a day. That is 1.5 * 365 = 548 Queals in a year. So we would need one Queal to be 143/548 = 26 cents.
That sounds like non-reachable right? Let's see some savings that can happen:
- Queal is a meant for consumer and profit business and thus has loads of extras: packaging, branding, R&D will all be costs that can be excluded from the actual cost per product on this scale
- You pay when you bulk around 2.1 euro per meal as a consumer. Imagine if we would buy bulk on a world scale (this calculation would total to 139 billions bags of Queal a year) what factors of saving we can make happen!
- Also, Queal right now is nutritionally complete. There are probably a lot of nutritional things that can be left out to just make it nutritious enough to survive.
- Queal uses high-quality ingredients. Undernourished people do not have our standards and will therefore probably be okay with a lower standard of ingredients.
Also, over the last years foreign aid spending has been increasing and a lot of spending is held back by corruption. If we just directly plane drop Queal instead of go through government, corruption will be almost zero which means trust will go up thus foreign aid will go up.
Are question to Queal is:
Can you produce 139 billions bags of Queal a year for 78 cents each?
We think Queal has high potential to remove world hunger. Hopefully you too.
Queal for Life