Improving Resilience to Increase Nutritional Outcomes for Women and Children in Benin
- Sustainable Development Goal :2 - Zero Hunger
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
- Testing Country :Benin
- Testing Period :15 months
- Amount :$250,000
Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise tested new digital tools and other innovations like ‘talking books’ to provide information, and influence behavior and practices to reduce iron deficiency anemia prevalence through their Lucky Iron Fish product. Because of COVID-19, training could not be conducted in large group settings or by frontline workers at the household level, which led to the innovative idea to test the use of digital tools to train beneficiaries on the use of their product. The project promoted women’s empowerment to reduce women’s vulnerabilities due to the pandemic and increase women’s decision-making roles in improving household nutrition.