Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 14583
Country/Region: Nigeria
Year: 2012
Main Partner: Chemonics International
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $2,700,000

MARKETS Family Nutritional Support Program (FNSP) was launched in September 2008 to support income-generating activities for OVC caregivers through a homestead farming activity and to provide nutritional supplements to the most vulnerable OVC. This activity leveraged an existing USAID-funded economic growth program to provide support to OVC enrolled in PEPFAR programs. Building on the success of MARKETS FNSP activities, the program piloted an activity in 2010 that addressed malnutrition and food insecurity at the household level through relevant livelihood training and the local production of ready-to-prepare therapeutic food for care givers from food-insecure households. Post-project, BtM2 designed an approach to understanding the willingness and ability of consumers currently aware of Grand Vita to purchase the product in the retail market. BtM2 and Grand Cereals have identified two broad markets for the Grand Vita product: direct sales to consumer markets, and bulk sales to donor intermediaries for distribution to targeted beneficiaries.

In 2011, Bridge to MARKETS 2 continued training care givers with the livelihood and household nutrition modules that were used in conjunction with the MicroEnterprise Fundamentals® course. The course focused on the interrelatedness of improved income, household nutrition and homestead farming. The curriculum promoted best practices such as exclusive breastfeeding, proper weaning methods, improved cooking and sanitation practices, and recommendations for preparing balanced meals with locally available resources produced from homestead farms. Working through PEPFAR implementing partners and their implementing agencies BtM2 trained care givers in six states of Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Benue and Cross River.

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $2,700,000

The sum of $2,700,000 is planned to support the activities of the Bridge to Market to households of vulnerable children. This will be utilized to empower caregivers with training / capacity enhancement on agro-based income generating activities. This activity is to encourage economic independence of caregivers to provide for their children's need; retaining them in schools and providing health care services and other needs. Vulnerable households will also be provided with food supplement to enhance nutritional status of vulnerable children.

Subpartners Total: $0
Adolescent Health Education and Development Centre: NA
Association of Grassroots Counsellors : NA
Christian Association of Nigeria: NA
Community Support and Development Services Inc.: NA
Conscientising Against Injustice And Violence: NA
Education As A Vaccine Against AIDS: NA
Fahitma Women and Youth Development Initiative: NA
Initiative for People's Good Health: NA
Integrated Development Initiatives: NA
Jireh Foundation: NA
Kind Hearts: NA
Ohonyeta Care Givers: NA
Otabo Care Givers and Support for Orphans: NA
Rahama Women Development Programme: NA
Save the Children: NA
Ummah Support Initiative: NA
Women Gender Developers: NA
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increasing women's access to income and productive resources
Child Survival Activities