Naomi - the mother who has rebuilt her business
Over 1.3 million children are out of school. Families have been forced to flee their homes and leave everything behind. Living in temporary camps, they are unable to make an income and struggle to feed and educate their children.
The key for Nigeria’s future is to be able to support its people in rebuilding their lives in sustainable ways, that will help break the cycle of aid. It’s about investing in the future, in supporting people to rebuild businesses and invest in their children’s education.
People who arrive in the New Kuchingoro camp are vulnerable: many have had to leave behind everything, others have lost relatives and most have seen unimaginable horrors.
This means that business grants and other sustainable forms of support are vital in helping them get back on their feet. Thanks to your support, as well as offering schooling for children in the camp, Street Child have been able to provide vocational skills training for mothers to help them establish their businesses, mothers like Naomi.
Naomi has been able to buy chemicals for her farm, putting an end to insect infestation and increase the value of her produce - meaning she can afford to take care of her children and begin to plan for the future.
‘After harvesting the produce in the next two months, I will keep some for family consumption and sell some. The money I make can then be re-invested for the next season.
‘The grant has made life easier for me and my family, and I am proud of my children.’
Thank you for supporting us to help mothers like Naomi to send their children to school. If you would like to learn more about Street Child's work, visit www.street-child.co.uk/nigeria