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 of them that are farmers ensure their farm yield double or triple as availability of funds enable them to buy more technology and apply modern agricultural inputs that guarantee better yield.
While other farmers trust God for good yield, the group members usually share their pool in preparation for days ahead. At harvest, they go home with excellent output which they usually store throughout the year. They consume from their storage, sale some to take care of other need such as payment of school fees, medicals and festivities. At the fourth close of business, they were able to raise N1,159,580 as against N854680 raised in the previous year.
They thanked PROACT project for aiding them to become smarter and overcome high prices of commodities in the market.