The Family Nutritional Support Program (FNSP) was initiated in 2008 as a component of the Maximizing Agricultural Revenues for Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS) project in Nigeria. The program was designed to give orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) nutritional supplements and to provide OVC caregivers with income-generating activity (IGA). The IGAs intended to help improve the socio-economic status of 7,500 OVC households affected by HIV/AIDS in four states (Bauchi, Kano, Lagos and Cross River). To address immediate nutritional needs of more than 25,000 OVCs, FNSP partnered with two Nigerian agro-processing firms —Grand Cereals and Oil Mills Limited (GCOML) and Dala Foods Limited. Both companies produced food supplements at minimal profit margins. GCOML contributed about $130,000 (20 million Naira) for product development and registration. FNSP also provided training to OVC caregivers to support long-term household nutrition and income generation.
|Location||West Africa, Nigeria|