Kimberley Ong

Laureate 2009

Kimberley Ong

PHILIPPINES
AlgaVentures
HEALTH
RESTAURANT & FOOD SERVICES
Fighting malnutrition in the Philippines by commercializing new forms of spirulina, a protein‑packed microalgae species.

In the Philippines, more than 12 million people suffer from Protein‑Energy Malnutrition (PEM), which increases the risk of developing life-threatening conditions such as diabetes and coeliac disease. Having seen the disastrous effects of PEM on Manila’s poorest neighborhood, Kimberley Ong decided to take action. Her company, AlgaVentures, helps combat PEM by offering food supplements made from spirulina, a vitamin- and protein‑packed algae.

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