In 2004, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, Founder and Chairman of the Gift of the Givers Foundation developed and piloted the world's first ground nut - soya milk High Energy Protein Supplement called Sibusiso Ready Food Supplement (SRFS). Through the disaster relief work it was noted that persons receiving food relief were still sub-clinically malnourished.
The aim was to develop a nutritional supplement to meet the dietary challenges of people in disaster situations where there is limited access to clean, safe water, refrigeration and poor hygiene and sanitation practices.Sibusiso is indicated in cases of weight loss, muscle wasting, low energy levels, nutritional challenges, weakness and decreased appetite.
Currently, it’s being used by 230 health facilities in South Africa, Malawi, Lesotho and Botswana. It has been accepted and endorsed by the Department of Health as a highly effective nutrient supplement for debilitating conditions such as malnutrition, tuberculosis and HIV, Aids. However, it’s also suitable for those with high energy needs such as sports people or students.
For more information on the supplement, read the Sibusiso section.