Ofuobi Christian Women Cooperative Society

The Ofuobi (One Heart) Christian Women Cooperative is just one out of the numerous groups of rural women with common interest. This common interest is based on the fact that the village women unlike in the past want their voices to be heard. There is no other better way to achieve this than to come together as a group to fight this common course.

One of the major challenges facing the organization is that the amount under circulation is not enough compared to the number of beneficiaries.

Another factor is that some of the women live in shanties, where some of their goods are not well protected. Therefore, they live in fear of being robbed and loosing their wares to heavy rainfall.

There is also the problem of transportation. The women run a high risk of transporting the goods from their various homes to the market places and vice versa due to the poor condition of their village roads, especially those living at the outskirts of the community.

Grant

The Canadian Samaritans for Africa group provided grants for the women to foster their trade.

The grant received has gone a long way, in assisting the women in their trades. The population of the women as at present is 100.

The organization is still pleading for more grants due to the recent economic situation.

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