Jamiu Ayinde

10
Aug

Active citizenship attracts community development

Community members from Guyuk did not have the capacity to engage government officials and other key stakeholders to attract community development until they were trained on how to use the “Community Development Plan” template. One of the priority issues they wanted to achieve was construction of an Examination hall in Kola ward. They did not only request this from the

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10
Aug

VSLA Record above 50% increase in share value

Raising money to invest in farming activities can occasionally be difficult considering the economic situation of the country. This is slightly different for members of Hakabra VSLA from Gunda/Sukeliye community; Guyuk LGA where members were able to raise N913,515 from their savings in year four alone. In addition, they made 50% profit on their saving through giving out of loans

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10
Aug

I can double my harvest now

  One of the major problems of farmers is access to manure. The introduction of PROACT project supported farmers in procuring the best chemical fertilizers which improved their production. As the project was coming to a close, the implementing team deemed it fit to train the farmers on composting which is a great alternative, easier to make and more natural,

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10
Aug

Everybody has one goat each

  The introduction of livestock distribution by PROACT project in Bena community of Danko Wasagu LGA of kebbi state was a big platform for community member to own productive assets-livestock. Not just that, they were made to transfer the first female kid to another community member while the subsequent offspring now belong to the first owner. After the expiration of

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9
Aug

INVESTING IN LIVESTOCK

  The Rahama VSLA group of Bena Community appreciated the PROACT programme of giving goats to community members as they have seen how it brought economic transformation to the beneficiaries. They adopted the model and saved up money which they used to buy kids for all members.

9
Aug

Rukaya: From a petty trader to multiple business owner

  Rukaya was a housewife but had desired to engage in business to support her husband and parents. She had made some efforts to raise capital and they all failed.   The narrative changed when she identified with PROACT project in her community from where she got loan to acquire a locally constructed deep freezer and a big Generator to

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5
Aug

How Farmers beat the rising market prices

  Kahama is one of the saving groups in Lokoro Community of Guyuk LGA Adamawa whose story is similar to many others across the PROACT supported programme in the state.   In their fourth circle of closing their books, they raise a cash of N1.3 Million and as a group, they used the money to buy their farm input. The

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5
Aug

Savings group is a life support

One of the groups in Lokoro that was formed by PROACT rolled out their drums to celebrate as they were able to save a total of 1.2 million naira within one year. This is a feet they could not meet before they were showed how. After being in the groups for three years, all the members had stories of practical

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5
Aug

How Baba’s Bulls make money

  Baba Iliya Kugiya is a 73 years old man from Gunda-Sukeliye community. He has been a farmer all his life but having access to tractors and bull usually gives him trouble during farming seasons. As he gets older, he can no longer do the work by himself. The story changed when Baba collected his end of circle saving from

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5
Aug

Meet the Villagers that raise money in Millions

  In one of the groups formed by EU, Oxfam and CRUDAN team in Adamawa state called Akoma Gona group in Yewa community of  Mubi south LGA, Adamawa state. The group started four years ago and each year they strive to do better in terms of the amount they save and the number of businesses they invest in, while some

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