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STARTFUND PROJECT

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(December 2020 – February 2021 – 3LGAs, 9communities)

Supporting Recovery, Protection and Livelihoods of the Marginalized, Displaced
and Returnees in Communities of Benue State, Nigeria.

The project was a rapid response based on the impact of COVID-19 and Government lockdown measures to curtail the spread of the disease on the livelihood, food security and health of the very vulnerable rural dwellers in 9 communities of three local government areas in Benue State (Vandeikya, Okpokwu and Ogbadigbo). The project began with a baseline assessment (Needs Assessment) which was followed by a wealth ranking exercise activity.

The wealth ranking activity was conducted in three local government areas of the state in 9 communities. A 15 man Community Project Management Committee which included, traditional rulers, faith-base leaders, women groups, youths and traditional rulers were used in the wealth ranking exercise.

Support Provided:

Areas covered:  

  1. Okpokwu – Ichema centre, Ipole-Ichoma, Olaidu
  2. Ogbadigbo – Epielo, Ankpe-Onwukpa, Itabono
  3. Vandeikya – Tsambe, Mbajov, Mbagbera

Activities:1500 cash beneficiaries

135 trained on COVID-19 guidelines & protocols (CPMC)

135 CPHMC trained on GBV

A total of 5611 persons reached through trainings, sensitizations on COVID, WASH and GBV.

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