Jessica explains what the training, support and advice mean to her.
As well as her husband’s difficulties since the car bomb explosion, the lack of income also makes it difficult to ensure many other family medical needs are met. Amina explains 'I had to pay for a blood transfusion for my little daughter three times. There is a problem with her blood and she has to have a transfusion once a year.'
'I want to thank BRACT for the support that came to my village because we have benefitted a lot in terms of knowledge and skills. It helped me harvest more on a small piece of land and it was a really helpful learning curve for me and my family.
My gratitude towards the BRACT project is unexplainable as they assisted me with cowpeas for my family that I managed to grow at the beginning of this season. Though I could not harvest much as most were scorched by the harsh weather conditions, we survived on the little we had.'
There are many ongoing challenges that Jessica faces daily. Very sadly she also recently became a widow and lost her brother. Yet her hopes for the future burn brightly.
'I cannot say things are now better but it is the first step and I am still hopeful but life is still very difficult. I hope for a better future for my family and for our living standards to improve because words cannot express how difficult it has been. I dream of starting new projects that can help me better sustain my family and send my children to school and to see them grow to have a life I never had.'