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.
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.
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.