Through the disaster relief work and our expanding food parcel programme - it was noted that persons receiving food relief were still sub-clinically malnourished.
In 2004, Gift of the Givers Foundation developed and piloted a ground nut - soya milk High Energy Protein Supplement called Sibusiso Ready Food Supplement (SRFS).
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 Ready Food is indicated in cases of weight loss, muscle wasting, low energy levels, nutritional challenges, weakness and decreased appetite.
Sibusiso Ready Food is included in many of our disaster responses. Additionally, we are working in partnership with several institutions in Malawi providing Sibusiso to severely malnourished patients.
While Sibusiso was specifically designed for the severe cases of malnutrition - we have a number of partnerships in place to provide enriched foods on an ongoing basis in South Africa, Malawi and Yemen.