SIRP plans to train 25 female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage survivours in Oduma, Nigeria on baking. We intend to train them on how to bake buns, meat-pies, pea-nuts, dough-nuts and cakes. Our beneficiaries will comprise of 25 young girls and women, who their economic life was shattered by both FGM and child marriage. After this training, we will also be providing small grants to them, for them to start up a baking business. This will help ensure their financial independence.
Women and girls in Oduma are not safe. This is because; FGM in Oduma serves as a precursor to the girl child early marriage. Oduma currently has a FGM prevalence rate of 45%. The foregoing experience has not just affected her health and education, but has also led to her economic impoverishment. This is because her chance of being gainfully employed is affected after she drops out of school. Through this project, we will as a pilot be empowering 25 FGM survivours in Oduma economically.
SIRP in solving the foregoing challenge will be training 25 FGM survivours in Oduma community on how to bake buns, meat-pies, pea-nuts, dough-nuts and cakes. We have carefully chosen these skills because of the huge potential, which it has at the community. After this training, they will also be given small grants to start up various baking businesses. Those empowered through this project will also be mandated to cascade lessons learnt to other women and girls at the community.
This project will lead to the financial independence of 25 FGM survivours at Oduma community, which will rub off positively on not just their families, but also to the over 6000 FGM survivours at the community.