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Goal: To understand nutrition micro franchising (in resource-poor settings), and to license the model to partner organizations in any country.

In order to address South Africa’s many nutrition challenges – one in five children in South Africa is stunted – a social business has been formed by Sight and Life and DSM branded as “Sizanani Mzanzi”, which means: “Help each other South Africa”. Its objectives range from bringing affordable, nutritious foods to vulnerable South African households, to creating income-generating opportunities and building local capacity by involving low-income community members as micro-franchisees. In addition to empowering gender equality, the project contributes towards improved nutrition, health, environmental resilience, and sustainability. It helps ensure economic stability, as well as increasing awareness of nutrition through training and the delivery of vital health, nutrition, and hygiene messages to the community.

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