“It has been so difficult for us to provide adequate food for our Children and households in the last few years”, said one of the Land beneficiaries, Madam Helen Uko in Ikot Ebo community, Etinan LGA. This is due to our inability to purchase, or rent a farm land for cultivation.
This has resulted to our children irregular school attendance, because of lack of food, occasional feeling sick and looking malnourished.
We are grateful to HFDI who came to our community and established a voice for us. (STAR).
HFDI built the capacity of the STAR circle on issues identification and resource mobilization to address any identified issues.
The STAR circle together with HFDI advocated to our village council on our behalf for a land, and today we have received huge plots of land free of charge to cultivate and provide food for our children and the entire households.
HFDI also assisted us with improved seedlings such as sweet Maize and cassava stem.
We are so happy for this recent development in our community, Courtesy of HFDI.