May 17, 2018

Putting smiles on a mother

2nd Batch Beneficiary
2nd Batch Beneficiary

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity, 

As you are reading this message, we have trained the second batch of twenty women on groundnut oil processing and extraction within the same community but from a different ward (Sabuwar Tofa), Rahama Kuli Kuli Cooperative Society women were also trained on basic business and entrepreneurial skills.

One of the women from the first batch (Sauki Women Cooperative) earlier empowered showed the women on how to operate the machine; tips on business they have learnt thus far such that they will make enough profit to assist their families and themselves.

With your kind donation, a locally fabricated oil extraction and processing machine was procured and handed over to them just like the first batch of women. Rahama Kuli Kuli Women were taught on the use, maintenance and processing of the groundnut. The machine also has several purposes such that it is not only exclusive to groundnut but can be used to process rice into flour, tomatoes into paste and so on. It is a multi-purpose machine and has thus will open up avenues for the women to be empowered and not necessarily depend on their husbands to provide funds to run the household which they can do independently now.

Prior to now, it took approximately 8 – 12 hours to process and extract oil using local methods but with the introduction of the machine, it takes just 2 hours to complete the entire process. 

Subsequent trainings conducted were on basic entrepreneurial skills, bookkeeping and accounting which was handled by our executive director such that they can be accountable in their joint business as well as track their expenditure and income.

A soft grant of $30 was given to each woman such that they can jumpstart on the business and improving on their income through the cooperative with the Tofa Development Association as a supervisory body for sustainability. Further trainings on packaging will be conducted for awareness on how to sell their products to the wider community as now it is limited to their immediate community.

This model can be replicated in neighbouring communities as Dawakin Tofa, Janguza to mention a few as the women thus far trained will not only act as mentors but will also train other upcoming women. Will you help to put a smile on more women? Your donation towards provision of locally fabricated machines, training of entrepreneurial skills to these women will not only alleviate poverty but also bring hope.

To learn more about our work, check out our webpage on http://www.srendipityhealthcare.ngo; become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice at serenhealthcare@gmail.com.

Best Regards,

 

Abubakar Sadiq

Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries
Training on income and expenses
Training on income and expenses
Train the Trainers and their products
Train the Trainers and their products
List of 2nd Batch women
List of 2nd Batch women

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Mar 29, 2018

Making Headways into Uplifting Lives

Elated Safiya and her cattle
Elated Safiya and her cattle

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

 

Your generous donations have afforded us to train twenty women and distribute WASH materials in Tofa community as part of our target in training one hundred women in rural communities by the end of the second quarter of 2018.

 

A two months integrated programme on the cultivation of seeds into sprouts then fodder through hydrophonic system as well as hygiene education with distribution of WASH materials was conducted. The twenty women formed themselves into a group with the approval of the local community based organization got a one acre land where a shed was built for their livestock and the fodder they were to cultivate.

 

Through the provision of access to abundant water that we have with your support to these rural communities in Kano, we have been able to help the women reduce the cost of feeding of their poultry and livestock by 50% and though it is a new phrase for the animals, they are adapting well to it and the women are happier with this new innovation taught to them.

 

Safiya, one of the women trained on the use of hydrophonics says in quote “ I am ever so delighted to learn how easy it is to grow leaves from seeds using onlt water, I don’t have to own a land tpo grow food for my livestock” end quote.

 

We intend to continue with such trainings for  seventy five other women in various communities within the local governing council thus meeting up with our target of 100 women trained by end of second quarter 2018.

 

WASH materials were also distributed to these women and further taught on good hand washing practices and keeping themselves and environment clean.

We have worked in two communities Kundundu Fawa Dango and Tofa which has transited into the use of hydrophonics and the actualization of women using the provision of access to water and training to becoming empowered and assisting their families. This is to be replicated in other neighboring communities to help other women. Will you help them to succeed on this? Your donation towards provision of access to water in rural communities will not only help a child but empower women through the use of hydrophonics thus creating a source of income for them to assist their families.

To learn more about our work, check out our website on www.serendipityhealthcare.ngo become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/samirahfaruk and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

Fodder assembled in tray ready for the animals
Fodder assembled in tray ready for the animals
WASH Materials
WASH Materials
Lami given her items
Lami given her items
List of women trained
List of women trained
Women of Tofa
Women of Tofa

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Feb 26, 2018

Training of women starts

All Stakeholders
All Stakeholders

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity, 

The last you heard from us, we had a first visit to the community in Tofa Town of Tofa Local Governing council. We commenced the first phase of the project with our partners Mallam Abba of Dandago Agricutural Company and Malama Yawo a trainer on groundnut oil processing and extraction. They taught 10 women from Sauki Cooperative Society, a women only cooperative group in Tofa; the first batch of our goal of empowering 100 women.

A locally fabricated processing machine was handed over to them to ease the process of oil extraction and day one of the trainings taught the 10 women members of the group on how to process groundnut and extract it into oil. Training was conducted on the use, maintenance, processing of the groundnut.

Prior to now, it took approximately 8 hours to process and extract oil using local methods but with the introduction of the machine, it took just 2 hours to complete the process. 

Subsequent trainings were on basic entrepreneurial skills, bookkeeping and accounting which was handled by our executive director such that they can be accountable in their joint business as well as track their expenditure and income.

A soft grant was given to each woman such that they can jumpstart on improving on their income through the cooperative with the Tofa Development Association as a supervisory body for sustainability. We would embark upon more trainings on packaging of these products for onward sale to the wider public as their sales are limited to within the community itself.

This model can be replicated in neighbouring communities as the women trained will not only act as mentors but will also train other upcoming women. Will you help them to succeed on this dream? Your donation towards provision of training of entrepreneurial skills and machines to these women will not only alleviate poverty but bring about development to the community and state.

To learn more about our work, check out our webpage on http://www.srendipityhealthcare.ngo; become our friend on Facebook/serenhealthcare and follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or send us an email for any enquiry or advice at serenhealthcare@gmail.com.

Best Regards,

Abubakar Sadiq

Opening speech
Opening speech
First batch of trainees
First batch of trainees
Paste formed from groundnut
Paste formed from groundnut
Processing of the groundnut into oil
Processing of the groundnut into oil
Finished product
Finished product
Agreement
Agreement
Commitment letter from Development
Commitment letter from Development

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