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Martina shares her survival story

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Prior to her displacement, Martina lived in Gwoza with her household, where she traded in fresh vegetables. Upon relocating to Damare in Yola North Local Government Area, she and her household struggled to feed since they had no means of livelihood. Their attempt at farming was thwarted by flood and herdsmen attacks.

However, fortune smiled on Martina when she was selected by Caritas Nigeria for the livelihood intervention for Protection and Assistance to Persons of Concerns through Livelihoods Support. With no reservations, she said, “I can now smile with help of the grant I received from Caritas Nigeria. I started a petty business of firewood, which I usually fetch myself, and sold only in the mornings. Now, I sell in the evenings too. This business has lifted the huge financial burden off our backs. My husband and I have also built our saving since joining a SILC group. Life is a lot better than it was in the previous year. We earnestly look forward to sending our daughter back to school.”
Story By Tabitha Bako, Thomas Haliru, Donald Fidelis and Doris Mbaezue

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