Happy New Year from all of us at Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation. We want to, in a special way thank you immensely for your kindness and generosity to our project. Thanks for your support which has helped us impact many lives in our community. We do not take your donations for granted at all, it is gratefully appreciated.
We are always happy to share the good news! We are excited to announce that, as part of our GlobalGiving project, which aims to TRAIN 3K WIDOWS IN SNAIL FARMING IN SOUTHEAST, NIG (54738), we gave seed money worth 138,00 naira which is equivalent to (USD 300) for each widows.
One of them, Mrs Theresa deals on petty trades to provide for her family. In 2019, she had to quit her full-time job to provide around-the-clock care for her daughter. What Theresa makes from running this small venture, which allows the flexibility to set her own schedule, is the woman’s only source of income. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating effect of climate change many widows were seriously affected with poor living conditions. When we had a seminar on 'fostering women entrepreneurship in the digital economy", Mrs Theresa was among the people that showed greater interest in learning Heliciculture and other trades but her challenge was lack of funds. Our assurance to her was like a new beginning of life in her.
In our last report , we reiterated the pains of widows in the community. Many widows are the worst sufferers in this prospect, most of them go about begging to support their family. They are not given priority in family decision making for their poor income. Self-income generating activities can tackle this problem. We started with 30 widows selected randomly from different communities to train them on snail farming as a way of fighting food insecurity and hunger in Southeast, Nigeria.
Besides, we have made significant progress in realizing some of our project goals so far. Though the project is still in process. We have been able to build a few snail pen houses to a few individuals. At the moment they are still undergoing training and mentorship.
We are very thankful to you for enabling us to provide equipment and supplies essential to the trades of widows we support. Essentially, your donation helps release vulnerable families from the grip of devastating poverty.
Below is how we receive money and how it was used.
Disbursement from GlobalGiving = $45.00
proceeds from social enterprise sales to support the Program = $275
Balance of last income after expenditures= $755
Grand Total of income =$1075
Below is a short description of some of the humanitarian relief you have supported us with and how your donation was used.
Appreciation to the Volunteers= 5 × 30 = $150
Phone Calls and data = $35
Seed money to three widows = $900
Grand total of expenditures = $1085
We are grateful for your incredible support during these difficult times! Thank you for standing with us and helping us prove that every life matters!
Once again, thank you for your generous donation to our cause. We therefore urge you to share our project with your network of family and friends to impact the lives of these widows. Thank you for your donation and getting your network to do the same. Remember when widows rise the world thrives
Moreso, we thank God for a successful 10th year of Humanitarian excellence. Without your fraternal solidarity we wouldn't have marked this event. You made it what it is today. Thanks for being there for us. We appreciate.
With Kindest regards,