Yemen – Micro-Factories for Women

Over a million Yemeni women suffer from acute malnutrition.


With our partners UNHCR & MotherFood International, we are launching micro-factories to produce fortified nutritional bars for those in need,  and to improve displaced female-headed households' access to livelihood opportunities and maternal health in Yemen. 

Testimonials from women in Yemen:

  • “Most of the time, we only eat once a day. I don’t have fuel or firewood, so we burn plastic bottles and rubbish when we have something to cook.”
  • “...We live on a day-to-day basis, never knowing how we will feed ourselves. Often, I go to the shops and ask for food so the kids eat at least one good meal.”


Together, we can provide Yemeni women with jobs, food, and hope. With this unique, sustainable model to provide fortifiable foods and improve livelihoods through nutrition, we can start breaking the cycle of suffering.


Micro-factories would provide:

  • Food aid
  • Sustainable livelihood
  • Nutrition for malnourished mothers


Micro-factories cost around $1,000 USD, operate without electricity, and 5,000 nutrition bars can be produced per day. The model developed by MFI provides the women with all the required equipment needed to make the bars, including mixers, scales, metal sheets, measuring cups, and business leaders' support.


  • Length of Project: 2 years.
  • As a donor of this special project, you will be updated quarterly via email.


At Humaniti, we believe the power of a support system can bring stability and end suffering. With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of these Yemeni women and their families.

Example of women making nutritional bars. 

Mixing of ingredients.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

We will work with MotherFood International to set up Micro-factories, conduct business planning and training with Yemeni women, launch of the nutrition bars, marketing and distribution.

Who are your partners?

Our partners are United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and MotherFood International.