Ambassador Visits USAID Livelihoods Activity in Sokoto State
Last week, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria W. Stuart Symington visited the agrarian Fajaldu/Wababe community, Dange-Shuni LGA, in Sokoto. There he was introduced to a community working to end poverty and malnutrition with the help of USAID-supported agricultural, income-generating, and educational interventions. Ambassador Symington met with beneficiaries who received USAID-supported cash transfers, micro-business grants, joined community savings groups, and taken basic numeracy and literacy courses. Under the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Activity, USAID is helping some 42,000 poor households increase their agricultural productivity; diversify incomes; and improve water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition.