Abia: Poultry Farming Empowering Youths in the Rural Community

At FLEP we empower youth entrepreneurship through quality poultry farming. Our approach is a fundamental tool for attaining sustainable economic development. More than ever, we need to enable our youth to live a purpose-driven life so they can build the world they want to see. It is important that today’s youth discover their purpose, transform their mindset and connect to their future. About 15 beneficiaries have been impacted so far, through the Transforming Livelihood Project, a joint effort of FLEP, Children’s Mission – CM and Young Farmer’s Club – YFC in Umourie community of Abia State. They have been able to create a poultry farming business where youth are employed and help themselves develop talents, and channel their energy into a course that will be of value to them, their immediate environment and the society. Through profits generated some of them have been able to continue their education after secondary 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 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

The Shift in Poultry Farming

Poultry farming in Nigeria, is one of the biggest business opportunities. FLEP is exploring this lucrative opportunity in rural communities for young entrepreneurs to participate in a large and potentially sustainable market for chickens. Chimela Ule , a beneficiary of the Children’s Mission Africa (CMA) and an implementer of FLEP’s poultry intervention project shares his story on how he decided to invest in poultry business and becoming a role model for youths in his community. “Some years ago when I relocated from Jos, the capital city of Plateau State, to my rural community of Umuorie in Abia State, left many people, especially youths from my community, to wonder if I was in my right senses to have left my job and the city to stay in the village. The actual word used was, “that guy must be crazy!”. Many of them are seeking for opening to escape to the urban 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