Access to Food and Full Life.

Hunger makes people susceptible to illness, for many families, hunger may become a severe cause of permanent physical and mental illness. The hope of reaching their full life which God has destined for them is severely threatened. Before the outbreak of the COVID 19, many families struggle to feed, and now since the outbreak, many have lost their livelihoods – causing the struggle to double. In early July, we have been effective at reaching 241 widows and their families in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi state, who really need our help with the support from partners and donors. More widows need as much support they can get at times like this when things seem to be crumbling down. According to the UN, Food is at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN’s development agenda for the 21st century. The second of the UN’s 17 SDGs is to “End hunger, achieve food Read More

Assurance of A Good Farm Produce

Many mothers in Benue communities are known to work and provide for the family, the work can be dangerous as a result of insecurities encountered on their way to farms and even on the farm – these women barely make enough to feed their family. Katherine is a mother of three children who lives in Adatsav village in Benue state – a predominantly agrarian community, the majority of the people concentrate on farming crops such as; cassava, yams, sesame seed, maize, and groundnuts. Katherine, on the other hand, combines both farming and fish selling. In 2018, Katherine and more than 100 women in some selected communities in Benue state were empowered with beehives farming initiatives through FLEP’s Honey Project, a resilient livelihood enterprise that fits in well with small scale farmers – beehives farming contributes to the livelihood security of Katherine and other women. At the beginning of the project, Read More

A Gift from Honey

Christiania Igbaper, a resident of Adatsav village and a mother of 6 children; the oldest is 14 years and the youngest 18 months. In a community where the majority of children enrolled in school drop out before reaching/in secondary school, Christiana struggles to pay for her children’s tuitions and fees. Christiana is a farmer that cultivates cassava, yam, sesame seed, and maize, but barely gets enough income to meet the needs of her family and pay for her children’s education. Thanks to our donor’s generosity and dedication, Christiana and her children have a wholly different future. She was amongst the first group of women to get a beehive and due to her good behavior and commitment to the project, she was given additional beehives. Christiana currently has 5 beehives and during the last harvest and payment circle, she got five thousand, four hundred naira only (N5,400/ $15). Christiana used the Read More

A Scaling Method to empowering widows in Tafawa Balewa

The goat rearing project is one of the ways FLEP’s Transforming Livelihood Project (TLP) is working to alleviate poverty and to diversify the livelihood of widows in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi state. The project through the three-goats-one-woman approach is empowering widowed women. The primary objective of the goat rearing project is to improve the welfare of these women by generating income to support their families and also diversify their livelihoods by supporting their small businesses or start a new one. Over 50 women were empowered in 2018 with the three-goat approach and also received training on goat rearing management. The project has shown marked success in the living standard of the women. In June 2019, the second group of over 60 women has received three goats each to start rearing. The goat project has brought sustainable livelihood in the lives of the women, As a result of these, changes were observed Read More

Oil Of Joy In Place Of Mourning

If you had met her some months back, she would have thought herself as walking in the shoes of Naomi (Ruth 1:13-21). But God turned her story around through a small thoughtful gesture by FLEP Rifikatu Yakubu, not only lost her husband, she also lost two sons; victims of the insurgency in parts of northern Nigeria. These calamities left Riftkatu with the burden of three surviving children, two daughters-in-law, and seven; all these for someone without any reliable means of livelihood! Rifikatu hails from Tafawa Balewa in Bauchi state. She is among the widows selected for the FLEP Transforming Livelihood Project Goat Intervention. Three (3) goats were given to her to rear and generate income with which to sustain herself and her family. Today, those three goats have multiplied to 10! Thanks to God’s mercies and Rifikatu’s hard work.  She is happy that her goats are increasing in number and Read More