Michael’s story – A determination to thrive against all odds.

30-year-old Michael is a secondary school dropout who was working as an assistant on a poultry farm somewhere in Ikaro Ifon community of Ondo state, when he first heard of the Livestock Empowerment Model Project on radio early 2019. Michael drove 2 hours to attend the LEM first phase seminar in Akure (Capital of Ondo state). Michael had believed that he needed a huge amount of money to startup a poultry business because his boss told him so. He said, “when I attended the FLEP seminar, I understood that I can start a poultry business with N5000 Naira or less”. For Michael, the seminar was an eye-opener and he wanted to be a part of the beneficiaries but considering the project location and where Michael lives, the team was not sure of including him as one of the participants, however, because of Michael’s determination to start up his own business, 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