About BE A BLESSING
BE A BLESSING is a project aimed at exposing individuals to seeing the needs and plight of Internally Displaced women and children from the North/ Eastern Region of Nigeria and as a result intentionally open their hearts to feel the need and move towards meeting the need no matter how small.
To inspire and motivate individuals towards engaging their passion to be the one who makes a difference by meeting the needs of women and children that are IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons).
The aggressive terrorist attacks in the North/ East Region of Nigeria has left a large number of women and children widowed, orphaned and internally displaced. There exist over 300 children that are internally displaced. This project is meant to motivate individuals to contribute towards meeting the basic needs of three widows and 130 of the internally displaced children.
is a 30-year-old widowed mother. She has a 3-year-old daughter named Racheal and a 13-year-old dependent named Beatrice. Rebecca's husband was brutally slaughtered right before her eyes. She struggles psychologically and is easily overwhelmed by her current situation.
is a 36-year-old widowed mother of four. Her husband was killed and their house burnt to the ground. She finds it difficult to concentrate and stay focused even during our interviews. Mary was a tailor in their home town of Damaturu, Yobe State. She does not have a sewing machine or adequate space for her to even practice from home. She presently works for a friend that does petty trade selling perishable vegetables and soup ingredients. Her children all attend the public government school.
is a 30-year-old widowed mother of three. Her husband was brutally killed in Maiduguri right before her eyes. She has since been traumatized due to the incident. In Maiduguri, Helen was a tailor, but she now lives as a refugee in Jos with no steady job or income. She has been unable to raise money to set up her business again. She works from home, which is small and cramped and barely functional for the 4 of them to live in.
A cross section of 130 out of the over 300 internally displaced children from the North/ East of Nigeria.