Amina’s is just one of many stories of strength and resilience we heard in Bauchi State, northern Nigeria.
Amina's story began with tragedy: married at 14, she and her husband were living with their five children when their village was raided.
The family scattered as armed men set fire to houses and started to shoot. Amina was forced to remain in hiding as her eldest son was shot multiple times in the chest.
Displaced, widowed, abandoned
Turning the page
A new chapter
Helping more women to transform their lives
Women report average net daily earnings of $2.25 per day at graduation, compared to $0.35 at enrolment.
"I saw my husband dying. It was very painful to watch," shares Rose. She has lost her husband, her community, and her home to violent conflict, but nothing can stop Rose from rebuilding her life.
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