VICTIMS SUPPORT FUND ECONOMICALLY EMPOWERS 6000 WOMEN IN THE NORTHEAST
The Victims Support Fund has today flagged off Cash Empowerment project in Bama town, Borno state to financially boost up six thousand (6000) women will receives sum of =N= 30,000 each across northeast Nigeria.
The project will reach 6000 women across the three most affected Sates of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The objective of the project is to assist women who are household heads to become financially independent through cash grants to support the setting up of income generating activities.
The flagging off ceremony took place at Bama local Government secretariat that reconstructed by VSF where one thousand five hundred women will be benefited with the fund distribution exercise
The VSF Women Economic Empowerment programme has consistently been scaled up financially and numerically targeting more women in communities where the people have returned. 6000 selected beneficiaries will receive N30, 000 each with which they will use to start businesses.
The Executive director VSF professor Sunday Ochoche who was represented by the director programs prof. Nana Tanko urged the beneficiaries to use to funds to improve their standard of living by engaging in small scale businesses.
Stressing that begging is inappropriate and therefore not deserving them as African who has lot of farming opportunities. Adding that he is very happy to dry season farming is ongoing and some have been harvested so far.
Sunday said in a previous project Bama women in IDPs camps were given sum of twenty thousand naira (20,000) who were succeeded and able to have saved sum two hundred and fifty thousand naira (250,000) in few month and we wish to imbibe them and do more than their gesture .
The chairman Presidential Committee on Northeast Lt. General TY Danjuma who was also represented by Vice Chairman PCNI Alh .Tijani Tumsa said has congratulated Bama women for showing resilient and attitude that is required by all Nigerians.
Alh.Tumsa who hasn’t forgotten the men of Bama that their turn of receiving such support will soon come.
Additionally, 5000 women reached previously from 2016 and 2017 have been formed into small scale producer groups also known as Community Based Women Entrepreneur Groups.
The groups have been established in larger enterprises such as grain mills, oil mills, textiles and other businesses profitable in the communities. The enterprises will be jointly run and managed by members of each of the groups.
The representative of commissioner of Reconstructions, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Alh. Ali Kaka thanked VSF for their tireless efforts to develop Borno state and reiterate that his min. will continue to partner with VSF and give them all the support that they might be needed.
Speaking Dandal Kura International the beneficiaries have expressed gratitude and promised to use the fund base on the purpose concerning the support .Bulama Isa Bukar who talked on behalf of his colleagues at the occasion that authorities and express confident that their women would make them proud in the name of almighty Allah.
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