Mariam Abubakar, 22, is a student and hair stylist from Yobe State, North East Nigeria. Along with her mum and siblings, she relocated to Kano State, North West of the country during the crisis.
After 6months, the family returned to Yobe but discovered they had lost their source of livelihood.
In partnership with Japan – The Government of Japan, we supported Mariam and hundreds of others with vocational skills and livelihood support. Mariam received a power generator, Standing hair dryer, Hand dryer, Hair rollers and other accessories to start life again. 10 months later, proceeds from the business support the family with feeding and education.
We are working towards ensuring that necessary Early Recovery needs are met through vocational skills training, livelihood support, rehabilitation of public infrastructure, etc – these efforts are providing catalytic ingredients for communities to thrive again.