Many countries in West Africa are not in a position to provide adequate social support to their wide breadth of citizens. The lockdown across West Africa has seen households in remote areas lose their abilities to work and support themselves.
We recently partnered with the Nigerian Youth Corps to provide food support for a week to 50 elderly citizens and their households in the southern region of Nigeria - at a small cost of £250.
This project will allow us to continue doing this work and extend this support to other countries in West Africa.
Using village funds, and in partnership with organisations and volunteer networks in West Africa, we will provide food support to 50 homes. We will then look to raise funds to support further homes. This project will also help to develop relationships that will position us to produce more sustainable impact in West Africa once the situation is less critical.
We plan to work in the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Gambia, Ghana.
We're actively seeking out organisations in and individuals on the ground in these target countries who we can collaborate with to deploy this support effectively.
We are currently partnered with:
Nigerian Youth Corps
Partnerships are vital to our carrying out of this project, if you can help, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community partner Margaret was once again able to help us procure and distribute food supplies to 25 more families in Ghana.
This weekend we were able to deploy 3 of our volunteers in Nigeria and successfully reach 56 more households. We mainly assisted homes who had elderly residents and single mothers. We also purchased some bulk goods for a Juvenile correction facility who were running low on food.
We managed to reach another 41 households in Togo this week with food provisions. We also had enough left-over supplies to distribute to locals and a local orphanage.
Our volunteer team in Nigeria was able to successfully travel to Cotonou, Benin, and procure and distribute food supplies to 37 other homes. The team is now travelling along the coast to Togo where we aim to support another 30 - 50 households.
We were able to mobilise with partners in Ghana to assist 20 homes in Okushibiade, Ghana. The community members were generally shocked that any organisation would reach out and offer them support as they had never received any before. They gathered in a circle and prayed for us. This update contains footage captured on the day.
Prior to the launch of this project, we partnered with the Nigerian Youth Corps to provide food support for a week to 50 elderly citizens and their households in the southern region of Nigeria - at a small cost of £250. This update contains images and videos of the volunteer force distributing the food packages.