With funding from the People of Japan and support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) CLHEI established 60 VSLA Groups setup in 12 communities across 4 LGAs of Benue State, sensitized 412 people sensitized (353 Female, 59 Male) and trained 850 participants (710 Female, 140 Male) on Village Savings & Loans Associations (VSLA).
Support for Social Stability and Security of Conflict affected communities in North East and Middle Belt Nigeria is a United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) intervention in Benue state. UNDP through CLHEI seeks to emplace and strengthen mechanisms for enhancing social cohesion, community security and in turn contribute to the reduction of incidents of sexual and gender based violence against targeted communities.
CLHEI charged with the mandate to support Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) by delivering training for Capacity Development, offering Technical Support and disbursement of Matching grants for to each association’s revolving funds across the 4LGAs of implementation (Agatu, Buruku, Guma, Kwande) in Benue State, Nigeria. The activities were successfully implemented in the context of this project. CLHEI established 60 VSLA groups, with a total of 1,131 members, out of which 80% Milestone Report (910) are female members who have saved a combined sum of 1,429,240.00 naira after 4 meetings in 1 month. CLHEI seeks social cohesion rebuilt and community security reestablished, culminating to contribute to UNDPs project objectives in the North East and Middle Belt of Nigeria, to strengthen the resilience of the targeted communities and its affected populations, especially women, girls and the elderly against future vulnerabilities.