Kalthum Foundation empowers people affected by Boko Haram insurgency
Kalthum Foundation a charity organization in Maiduguri in its series of Livelihood support has empowered 20 vulnerable women and men in Maiduguri. The beneficiaries are victims affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
Chairperson of Kalthum Foundation Amb. Ummu Kalthum Muhammad stated that the likelihood support program is a continuous one and beneficiaries are selected through a series of processes and the most deserving are selected.
She also added that most of the beneficiaries have one skill or the other but have low capital or lack the capital to start. They will be closely monitored to see their level of progress and will also be trained on money management and savings.
It will be recalled that the foundation launched the first batch of conditional cash transfers on the 2nd of August 2021 where it selected 100 beneficiaries that will be empowered through the livelihood support program.
The chairman of the occasion Alhaji Shettima Jafaar Imam, Director of National Orientation Agency Maiduguri expressed his joy with the operations of the foundation and encouraged beneficiaries to be patient and help one another in any little way they can.
In his words “Am very happy with the activities of Kalthum Foundation for Peace because they have been touching the lives of those who are at the grass-root level, always identifying the correct persons that require assistance.”
Alhaji Jafaar prayed for more support for the beneficiaries and urged them to use the funds judiciously so they could be self-sufficient and also help others.
One of the beneficiaries Mohammed Audu who is disabled said he sells cola nut, and the grant will boost his little business to grow even bigger. He appreciated the foundation for the support and promised to use the money well to make them proud.
The next batch of the cash transfer is said to hold in February 2022 with another set of beneficiaries.