Enhancing sustainaible livelihoods in the midst of Ebola scourge: Oxfam gives cash grants to 1,200 affected beneficiariesSeptember 2nd, 2015 Posted in ebola, English, Livelihoods, Sierra Leone | No Comments »
The Ebola outbreak has adversely affected the Livelihoods of people in Sierra Leone. The long and yet to end affliction of Ebola has resulted in loss of jobs, incomes and the livelihoods of people. In rural communities where agriculture is predominantly the major source of livelihood, agricultural activities almost came to a halt following the exponential increase in cases of Ebola and the strict regulations implemented to mitigate the spread of the virus. The result of this led to general disturbance of peoples’ livelihoods, low agricultural yields and increased food insecurity in those communities.
In a bid to address these challenges faced by the rural populace, OXFAM with support from the German Foreign Office (GFO), as part of its Emergency Food Security for Vulnerable and Livelihoods (EFSVL) programme, provided cash grants of Le 400,000 (Four hundred thousand Leones) an equivalence of USD80 to each beneficiary to engage in agriculture and petty trading in Lokomasama Chiefdom of Port Loko district. Lokomasama is amongst the most affected chiefdoms in the district. Of the One thousand two hundred (1,200) assisted households, 95% are women beneficiaries. Continue »