As part of OXFAM’s strategies to rebuild livelihood in Northern Nigeria, the International organization, months ago, embarked on trainings in rural communities in Kebbi to enhance livelihood and improve food security.
Mr Faleye Usman, the Governance and Influencing Coordinator of OXFAM who made this known while on a media tour to beneficiaries of the programme in Jandutse village of Jega LGA in Kebbi, said the trainings which had given members of communities, an opportunity to learn how to save their income, access loans and gain support for community development projects, had also seen to the birth of various construction of community projects across Kebbi state.
One of such is the construction of a drainage in Jandutse, Jega LGA, Kebbi state.
Abubakar Magata Karda, a member of the community, while speaking with our correspondent, appreciated OXFAM for educating them on how to access such opportunities.
He stressed that the project will not just aid the fight against flood but that it has also brought a sense of fulfillment to the people of Jandutse.
Another significant community project is the revived borehole project in Ngumadi community.
The borehole which was abandoned for 22years due to its poor state, was revived by the community with the aid of OXFAM, Mallam Musa, a member of the community told our correspondent.
Other community projects include, construction of Well in Wasagu Ketare community which serves about 4 settlements in the area; construction of a Well in Dangamagi community
These projects were constructed based on the collective needs of the community through their Village Savings and Loans Association, a strategy of Pro Resilience Action for Food Security and Livelihood in Northern Nigeria (PROACT).
The PROACT project is a four-year project funded by the European Union (EU) and Oxfam to support food security and resilience.
PROACT is implemented in Kebbi state by the Development Exchange Centre (DEC) while the Village Savings and Loan Association VSLA serves as the main platform through which other interventions of the project such as capacity building and conditional cash transfer can be implemented.