VALID Nutrition generates its own revenue from the provision of professional consultancy and advisory services in addition to sales of its Ready-to-Use Foods (RUFs). Through this, we aim to become a self-sustaining, social impact business.
How we are funded
Although, we haven’t yet reached a position of self-sufficiency, we have had access to generous voluntary and capital grant income from Philanthropists, Governmental bodies (DfID, Irish Aid and USAID) and select major Foundations, as well as long term loans. All of these sources have allowed us to continue to develop and expand our operations, enabling the treatment of over 400,000 children (as at December 2016) since the opening of our plant in Malawi.
We are confident that we can continue to drive the changes needed to make effective affordable nutrition available at scale through sustainable market based mechanisms.
At the Global Hunger Today Conference, Dr Steve Collins raised challenging questions about undue delays in the implementation of robust, scientific evidence that can transform the numbers of malnourished children receiving treatment within existing budgets.
The ground-breaking results from a clinical trial of a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) product made without milk or animal source protein and undertaken in Malawi in 2016, were recently unveiled by VALID Nutrition’s Founder, Dr Steve Collins.
Change Leader Interview: Dr. Steve Collins