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Some Figures
Jul. 2017
Jul. 2018
€281 159
Funding from the Carrefour Foundation
children aged between 6 and 24 months fed daily
China Children and Teenagers’ Foundation (CCTF)

Fight against anemia and malnutrition among children in rural China with CCTF


Created in 1981, China Children and Teenagers’ Foundation (CCTF) aims to implement long-term solutions to respond to development and health problems in children. The NGO already helped more than 12 millions of children in China, especially through the creation of Happy Centers.

In China, malnutrition remains high for children under 5 years old who live in rural zone, especially in poor areas. The growth rate for children under 5 is 4.3% in urban areas and reaches 18.7% in rural zones. The Project YYB’s goal (for Yingyangbao) is to fight against anemia and malnutrition among children aged between 6 and 24 months in rural China by feeding them with a fortified powder of proteins, iron, folic acid, calcium, zinc and vitamins called Yingyangbao.

The funding from the Carrefour Foundation of €153 071 will enable to feed over 500 children from very poor families daily for 18 months with this fortified meal. A successful pilot project was carried out in 2008 by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and financed by UNICEF to feed over 30 000 children following Sichuan earthquakeIn 2017 and 2018, the objective of CCTF is to reach 1 370 000 undernourished children that would benefit from the food supplement nationwide.



To generate more income for the association, Carrefour is making YYB available to the general public in its stores since the 7 of November 2017. Besides, a hundred employees decided to sponsor a child beneficiary of the program.


On the 5th of December, Carrefour China was awarded the "Charity & Fashion Star Prize" due to its fight against malnutrition, especially for this YYB project!

On 13th April 2018, was launched the "Balanced Nutrition, healthy growth - Caring for infants nutrition improvement action in poverty area" program in the GuiZhou province, in South-West China. This is one of the poorest region of China, where malnutrition concerns more than 20% of children.

This program is part of a national policy carried on by the National Health and Family planning Commission. 50 Carrefour volunteers gave also some free time to the association during the event. And the first YYB products will be soon available in Carrefour stores !

In 2018, the grant from the Carrefour Foundation will allow 550 children to have access to one bag of YYB per day during a year and a half.

CCTF has launched the project trouhout China to fight children anemia.

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