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Soap-making training marks the turning point for a mother of four Featured

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Comfort Yohanna Comfort Yohanna Lariza Tarla
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) project funded through Caritas Norway and implemented by Caritas Nigeria in communities affected by insurgency in Adamawa and Borno States, leverages inclusive platforms to implement interventions aimed at improving the livelihood of vulnerable households and individuals in the region

One of such platforms was the 16 Days of Activism 2020 campaign, during which Caritas Nigeria trained women on liquid soap-making.

Shortly after the training, 37-year-old mother of four and one of the 300 participants, Comfort Yohanna, delved into the production of the liquid cleansing substance, which sold in return for profit. Comfort, who makes about 15 litres of the liquid wash, earns about NGN1,000 for each sale.

Without a doubt, Comfort, who was previously a housewife prior to the intervention, has strengthened her household’s livelihood activities, which were completely drained by insurgent attacks. The Yirmiali, Borno State indigene, who has penetrated the male-dominated soap-making business, is proud to be counted as one of the few women who possess the craft in her community. “I appreciate Caritas Nigeria and her partners for this life-changing intervention. It is indeed a turning point for me as I am now able to produce and sell liquid soup. My livelihood has improved from what it used to be in the past.”

Story - By Lariza Tarla

Edited by Doiiiiris Mbaezue

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