A Paradigm Shift The People of Gandu community of Danko/Wasagu LGA are predominantly farmers who always face hunger during the lean season which falls within the dry season of the year, this leaves the people famished, the village deserted and households vulnerable to diseases and malnutrition as they can’t meet their needs despite the yearly harvest embarked on by the
One of the biggest trouble of community members is ability to save their income and it gets even worse having access to formal financial institutions that is why a lot of Nigerians are considered financially excluded. This situation was addressed by introduction of Village Saving and Loans Association where people can save, take loans and share at the end of
PROACT has continued to create not just awareness around Agriculture and civic responsibilities but has created pools of wealth for her beneficiaries through best knowledge transfer practices that has constantly enabled the project to deliver on her goals while ensuring a more dynamic and robust system of support for the locals when she exits. The following are striking testaments of
Tangaram VSLA (Village Savings and Loan) beneficiary wears a great smile after receiving his own portion of food loan from his community owned grain banks in Tangaram community of Danko wasagu LGA. He is rest assured of being food secured all through the wet season farming period.
Joy unspeakable in the face of Hasana Wanzam who benefited from the Food Loan as a VSLA member of Dammo labbo group in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State Nigeria. With joy in her heart, she appreciated The European Union, OXFAM and Development Exchange Centre for the support. She promised to repay pay the grains through its recovery process for other members
Basically, savings is a problem in Nigeria and most parents find it difficult to form the habit of saving. In most of the cases, people belief they are not making enough not to talk of saving the little they have. This trend was broken by a set of children who found meaning by seeing their parents contribute money in VSLAs.