SILC (8)

Friday, 05 November 2021 16:32

A mother of 5 now a successful business owner

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Gambo Ali, a resident of Madagali community, who is a widow and has five children, was a petty trader before the Caritas Nigeria intervention but her business was not yielding much revenue. After the demise of her husband, life became really difficult for her, as feeding her children and sustaining the family on her petty trading business, was a huge challenge for her.
Kelly Auwal, is a mother of three children, from Wuro Patuji community of Mubi North Adamawa. She is a member of the Alheri Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) group, who benefited from the financial literacy training aimed at supporting Income Generating Activities (IGA) of the beneficiaries.
Saratu Thomas is another beneficiary of the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC), from Watu community in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Saratu suffers from psychological trauma, resulting from the Boko Haram attacks in her village, which led to the loss of the livelihoods of her family and all they owned.
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.
Friday, 05 November 2021 15:43

Martina shares her survival story

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Prior to her displacement, Martina lived in Gwoza with her household, where she traded in fresh vegetables. Upon relocating to Damare in Yola North Local Government Area, she and her household struggled to feed since they had no means of livelihood. Their attempt at farming was thwarted by flood and herdsmen attacks.
60-year-old Hadiza Hassan, a widow and mother of two, once lived in Madagali, Adamawa State. She fended for her family from her soap making and tailoring businesses until insurgency struck Madagali.
Friday, 05 November 2021 15:25

A widow gains skills to support her household

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Sarah Philip sold grain in Madagali town of Adamawa State, where she lived with her husband. Life dealt her a bad hand when insurgency hit her community, claiming the life of her husband and her livelihood.
Friday, 05 November 2021 15:07

Dinatu's testimony

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Dinatu Dauda once lived in Gwoza, Borno State with her husband, who was a small-scale farmer. Prior to the invasion of their community by Boko Haram insurgents, she eked a living from farm produce sales in a make-shift stall in front of her residence.