It’s an obvious statement that women and girls are marginalized and pushed to an extreme ends where they end up not having access to most essentials of life and are denied access to assets and properties and are not allowed to argue out about it. Being at the marginal position, chances of survival becomes difficult as one has to struggle to earn a living and provide for the family as a whole. Women lack stable source of income, majority depend on agricultural produce with no capital to start a small scale business with to earn something tangible out of it on daily basis. The entire scenario prevents the women and children from having access to basics of life such as food, clothes, shelter, medical services among others, all these combined with the prevalence of insecurity in the region has led to massive displacement of people to inaccessible locations hence magnifying poor health conditions in women, girls and children.
The prior implementation of GBV project in the areas of Loka Round and Logwili has elevated women and girls’ status to a more reasonable position where they are able to know their rights and how to lead a communal life style with others and this was achieved through the trainings/teachings delivered during the project period. In addition to that, a number of items such as dagger fish, onions, oil, sugar, salt, beans, bar soaps among others were distributed to the focal points, women and girls groups for their wellbeing.
Three women one from Logwili and two from Loka Round wisely decided to commercialize the items distributed with the aim of raising some income that can help them combat some of their life challenges. “Am excited, impressed and grateful of this project initiatives as it has enlightened and open our eyes to visualize beyond personal issues and concentrate on finding solutions to the existing life challenges. I took to the market all the items I received and by doing so I was able to raise of income that I partially used for paying my children’s school fees while the rest for buying food in the family,” said one of the women group members.