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

Unemployment and Poverty – Major Causes of Mental Illness in Nigeria

Unemployment and poverty are some of the most significant social causes of health and mental health, crisscrossing with all other causes, including education, unemployment, gender, access to health care, and environment. In Nigeria, the vulnerable or marginalized groups are at risk of mental illness. an overwhelming majority of people with mental health are living in poverty, poor physical health and are subject to human rights violations. Individuals who experience poverty, particularly early in life or for an extended period, are at risk of a host of adverse health issues through their life. In childhood, poverty is associated with lower school achievement; worse cognitive, behavioural, and attention-related outcomes; higher rates of delinquency, depressive and anxiety disorders; and higher rates of almost every psychiatric disorder in adulthood. Poverty in adulthood is connected to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, psychological distress, and suicide. The evidence is strong for a causal relationship between unemployment, poverty 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