The British charity OXFAM, has launched a 1.7million project in Nimba Countyto empower farmers and vulnerable people, including physically challemged in Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Nimba counties, respectively.
Speaking at the launch in Menpa Town, Nimba, OXFAM-GB Country Director, Salifu Sledge, said the project will help to improve the living condition of vulnerable people and farmers. He said Liberia is recovering from Ebola outbreak and there isneed for his organization to help in improving the living condition of the people.
Mr. Sledge said OXFAM will support communities in Liberia, including 99 farmers in Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Nimba, respectively. According to him, OXFAM is supporting 11,371 Liberians in its Ebola recovery program, while 9,157 others are receiving cash for work with 53women saving groups receiving 1,500 Liberian Dollars each in the three counties.
Receiving US$150 each as part of the recovery support, a 165-year-old vulnerable woman, Gunlu Jallah, thanked Oxfam-GB for the gesture.
By Franklin Doloquee,Nimba – Editing by Jonathan Browne