Created by GRET last year to perpetuate for 10 years projects aimed at reducing malnutrition in Madagascar, Through a network of restaurants for babies (which the natives call ‘hotelin-jazakely’), the Nutri’zaza social enterprise distributes a complementary foodstuff – Koba Aina – accessible to disadvantaged populations. One year on, the results are highly encouraging: 1.7 million meals distributed to 36,000 infants aged between enfants 6 and 24 months, i.e. an increase of 44% of infants reached in the project phase. With Nutri’zaza GRET is continuing to provide innovative solutions to the problems of malnutrition. And there is more! By 2016 GRET is hoping to further expand its distribution network from 40 to 100 hotelin-jazakely.
On 13 June Andris Piebalgs, the EU’s Development Commissioner, visited a restaurant for babies in the capital Antananarivo in the company of Eléonore Johasy, Madagascar’s Population Minister. On 15 June France’s Junior Minister for Development and Francophonie, Annick Girardin, accompanied a few teams on their rounds in a neighbourhood of Antananarivo. These two visits enabled an evaluation of the progress made by Nutri’zaza.
See the press release : Nutrizaza