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