WE NOW HAVE A FUNCTIONAL WATER POINT IN GAZON FULANI
Gazon Fulani is a village in Randali community, a year ago they depended on a small stream in the community for water which was inadequate so they also had to visit a neighbouring village for water source and there was no attempt to rehabilitate them. But now with the intervention of WASHCOM through their sensitization on water, people in the community were mobilized to make contribution and participate in sanitation activities, WASH materials were provided by the project, effort were put together and now the two hand pump were rehabilitated and are working again, people in the community suffers no more to get portable drinking water
MY NEEM OIL EXTRACTION STORY
Fatima Umar (USAID Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project beneficiary) of Ungwar Mijin Nana village Birnin Kebbi in Northern Nigeria. Her Story: A mother of 9 and also a widow in Ungwar Mijin Nana village of Makera/ Maurida community. “Fatima Umar” after receiving training on local economic development (LED) decided to take the bull by the horn and she started Neem tree oil extraction locally. She gets the seeds from a popular place called Hubare in her community were Neem trees are in abundance, although she explained that she has not received any training on such but her intuition led her through the extraction process using same procedure similar to groundnut oil extraction her current challenge is linkage to market opportunity as she was informed that pharmaceutical industries need the oil, however few individuals has shown interest in buying in small quantity and she has realized #5,400 from four liters she extracted so far. Thanks to USAID, CRS and Centre LSD
Hajiya Mohammed Adinga’s Story
This is Hajiya Narba Mohammed Adinga from Seme village of Danko Community. She is a lump sum cash transfer beneficiary which was paid 11,500 at the first payment and 15,000 at the second payment. She was able to buy two goats from the pay she got from Feed the future Lively hood project, she showed her excitement because one of the goat is pregnant and hopefully to give birth soon which she know she will have more money. Apart from the goat she was able to buy mat, salt, and wrapper and food items occasionally for her household with the kick up support she got from CRS/USAID.
She appreciate the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project for bringing such a help to her door step and pray that God will sustain the project.
MY CHILDREN EAT BETTER NOW
‘I make N600 selling ice block and N120 from the sales of sachet water and other drinks every week for every 3 bags of sachet water, my children eat better now even you can see how healthy they look’.
That is Sa’adatu Yahaya a monthly beneficiary in Unguwan Narba in Birnin kebbi LGA. Her husband travels a lot and most days she and her children have to rely on her mother for food until he returns since the money he gives them for their up keep is barely able to sustain them till his return. “I thought about it for a while and decided to buy a fridge with the money I get monthly from the project’. She bought a fairly used fridge worth N30, 000 and has been able to pay up the cost of the fridge from what she saved from disbursements received in five months and the profit she made from the sales of ice block. Sa’adatu has also bought a goat which she is rearing and intending to sell during the Sallah period. She says she has high prospects for the future.