ActionAid Nigeria Empowers 350 Women Householders in Agatu, Benue

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Donates #7.9M Cash for Food , Essential Materials.


ActionAid Nigeria has given Seven million and Nine hundred thousand naira to support vulnerable women householders in Okokolo, Oshigbudu, Odugbeho, Adana, Aila, Olegomakwo communities in Agatu LGA of Benue State.

The support by ActionAid is aimed at reducing the hardship caused by the incessant crisis that have made widows with its attendants hardship.

Recalled that communal crisis in communities in Agatu LGA left many women hopeless having lost their farmlands, a major source of income and husbands who are breadwinners.

The crisis in Agatu LGA impacted negatively on the lives and livelihood of community members, reason ActionAid began a weeklong emergency intervention to provide appropriate aid to affected families in the LGA
Towards reaching the affected persons, ActionAid, a team of 14 youth volunteers, selected from the communities led the process and ensured that the most vulnerable households within the communities were identified as beneficiaries.

Each of the identified household According to a Statement signed by Lola Ayanda , Communication Coordinator and made available to Journalists on Friday
received N14,000.00 as cash for food while women in the community received dignity kits (sanitary towels, wrapper, hygiene kits etc) worth N11,000.00.

The intervention by ActionAid is to assist improve the coping capacity and alleviate the sufferings of the household heads intensified by the crisis.

Towards achieving the intervention objectives, ActionAid Nigeria, worked with Justice Development and Caritas Foundation (JDCF) in collaboration with Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to carry out the emergency humanitarian assistance targeted at the six (6) affected communities within the LGA having suffered from the crisis.

ActionAid is a global organisation, dedicated to the fight against poverty. Its vision is a world, without poverty and injustice, in which every person enjoys his or her right to life with dignity.

Presently, ActionAid works in over 40 countries across the globe and has been working in Nigeria since 1999.


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