Friends of CINI in Scotland has the distinction of being the first CINI support group to be formed outside India and given charitable status.
With modest beginnings at a coffee morning in the West of Scotland in 1982, it has built up a network of supporters, both individuals and Trusts.
The group owes its existence to dietitian Margie Stephen, after discussion with a friend who had just visited CINI. She was convinced that this NGO, with a focus on malnutrition among India's poorest people, should be supported. She is helped by a committee of volunteers including an accountant.