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.
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.
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.
For several years, Sera Ezra, a 38-year-old displaced mother of five and resident of Dazala community in Madagali LGA of Adamawa State, had no viable source of income as a result of the prolonged insurgency in North-East Nigeria, which depleted livelihoods, leaving individuals and households in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
The story of 45-year-old Happy Tanko is a stirring yet inspiring one: a mother of nine female children, Happy was relishing the comfort of her amiable household, until her husband sent her away, along with their children, on the grounds that their marriage had yet to produce a male child.