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 power it. She uses it to make Ice blocks and for cooling water and drinks which she retails to make profit. In addition to that, she also acquire a groundnut processing machines that grind and extract oil making it a one stop shop. Due to the fact that she is the only person providing the service, her customer base increased dramatically. She boasts of making N8000 daily from the business and she has been able to add another freezer
She thanked EU, OXFAM and CRUDAN for all that they have done in their community which is more than they could ever have gotten on their own