Malnutrition affects millions of Ugandans but it is particularly devastating to women, babies, and children. 45% of child deaths in Uganda is attributed to malnutrition. (Source: Uganda Demographic health survey 2011 and 2016).
Yellow Star leverages on adding value to cereals & grains processing them into nutritious flour products and last-mile distribution of these products to champion access to nutrition for babies, children and women. We use a network of youth sales agents (70% women) who distribute our healthy nutritious products through door-to door channels particularly in low income communities creating job opportunities for them while addressing the malnutrition problem by household target approach.
Our solution embraces the use of pre-cooked instant ready-to-eat nutrient rich balanced products requiring minimal preparation and saving 50% of charcoal & firewood used. This offers convenience and maximum nutritional benefits in combating malnutrition related illnesses
Since 2017, the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) challenge fund has been challenging the private sector to develop products, services and business models that can… read more