VSO/AHIP LIVELIHOOD INTERVENTION
In the heat of the economic crisis of the nation VS in collaboration with AHIPhas deem it fit to reach people most especially women and young people through its livelihood approach to empower, sensitize, build the capacity of women farmers, and young people.
I’m view of these VSO/AHIP has capacitated 200 women farmers with tomatoes and rice seedlings, pesticides, and Fertilizers to help improve farming activities in Bunkure and Kumbotso LGA in Kano state during dry season farming.
Success Story from LIVELIHOOD INTERVENTION
56years old Halima Umar from Bunkure community sells firewood and other petty items and into farming as a means of survival. she is a widow with 9 children who have to cater for them
‘initially I was confused and lost all hope in trying farming this year because there is no means to meet up the requirement for tomatoes and rice farming during the dry season coupled with the fact that community channel that supply water is under construction. the first time I planted it didn’t come out good
‘With the coming of VSO intervention, I could now see my life having meaning once again because I could now engage in farming again’.
Fertilizers and pesticides were given to 200 women in the community to boost their tomatoes and create a means of livelihood for them. As a result of the training for women farmers, it has helped them increase their self-esteem, have better managerial and financial skills, improve on their marketing skill, added knowledge on improved farming practice.
As a result of the fertilizer and pesticide application, my farm produce came out very nice with plenty of yields I made double what I use to get in tomato farming I was able to cater for my needs, save for rainy day,s and still have more for next planting season. I can pay my children’s school fees, I am among those selling baskets for 5000 not like before when I have to sell for as low as 500 due to poor growth since I could not get fertilizer to apply. If you see how fruitful the seeds became with fresh tomatoes. Am gladly waiting for the distribution of rice farming input