Friday, 05 November 2021 15:58

From eating Kuka for survival to earning an income

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Abigail Samuel and her family depended on farming to help meet their needs. She had access to good food, clothing and life were beautiful for her until the insurgency of 2014 hit their community in Gwoza, Local Government Area in Adamawa State.

Abigail lost everything and became displaced. She lived in an informal camp and depended on Humanitarian aids (food and non-food items) each month. She had no access to a variety of food anymore. Most times, she could go on eating Kuka (Baobab leaves, a delicacy in Northern Nigeria) for a whole month with her family. She had no source of income either, as the aids she usually relied upon was not forthcoming.

Upon enrolment by Caritas Nigeria in the UNHCR funded project on Protection and Assistance to Persons of Concern through Livelihood Support, Abigail Samuel, under the vocational skill training chose to tailor and has been trained by the project. After her graduation from the training, she was supported with start-up kits which included tailoring materials and other items to begin her tailoring business. Abigail now makes dresses and even has other mentees in her shop. She is able to provide food for her family from the money she makes from sewing. She is happy and thankful to Caritas Nigeria and its partners for their support.

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