The Victims Support Fund (VSF) is to spend about N350 million in its 2019 Women Economic Empowerment Cash Distribution Project in continuation with interventions in affected communities by Boko Haram insurgency.
The Executive Director, VSF, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, disclosed this in a statement issued by Ms Munachi Okoro, Communication Officer, VSF on Tuesday in Abuja.
Ochoche was quoted as saying that 7, 000 women have been identified and selected to benefit from the cash distribution project across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
He said that out of the total number, 2,000 were from Adamawa, 2,000 from Yobe and 3,000 from Borno, adding that the beneficiaries will be assisted with N50,000 cash intervention in two tranches.
According to her, the Women Economic Empowerment Cash distribution Project was aimed at supporting women, who are economically active and have skills that can be translated to income generation thereby restoring their livelihood
“They will receive N30,000 each in the first tranche then N20,000 in the second tranche after monitoring the impact of the first tranche.”
“Victims Support Fund has been working since 2015 to administer support services to victims of insurgency in Northeast Nigeria.
“These have been achieved through the facilitation and restoration of livelihood, Agro based intervention, introduction of foster care programmes for orphaned
and vulnerable children.
“Grants to hospitals to respond to medical needs of victims, education and psycho-social support to affected children, reconstruction of public buildings and peace building were also carried out within the period,” he said.
Nigeria News Agency reports that in continuation of the interventions of VSF in affected communities, it will inaugurate the 2019 Women Economic Empowerment cash distribution project in Adamawa state on Wednesday, Oct., 16.”(NAN)
Edited by Saidu Adamu/Felix Ajide
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