Stories

Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer "I used to yell at my wife at the slightest provocation." Exposition to gender action learning has tempered me. Now, I let reason lead. I noticed that when I talk with my wife as a friend, she willingly gives me all the...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer “As a typical African, my wife loved traveling whether near or far just to attend family functions. I also used to fuel my car to embark on long-distance trips. Now, my wife would rather send some token in cash form to the...
“Picking quarrels with my husband was a common practice. Money matters was a key trigger to our fights. Somehow, I believed that it was my husband’s sole responsibility to provide financially for the home. Even when I had money and my husband was in need, I will hoard it and watch him go out to...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer After much reluctance fueled by skepticism, some members of Nyifu village, comprising 17 females and 8 Males in Gindin Dutse Central community in Donga LGA in Taraba state formed a Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer “I have consistently stepped down all of the training I've received from our workshops to women farmers in my community,” said Hafsat Saleh Yaro, 33-year-old mother of three from Faggo village in Shira local government area...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer “Trial and error are the best phrases to describe the way we used to farm in our community,” said 33-year-old Yusuf Kani, a farmer from Darajiya community of Shira local government area of Bauchi state. Most of the people in...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer Every day, girls like Angel are proving that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is gender blind and doesn’t discriminate. Angel Osuji has not only found her passion in ICT as a graphic designer, she has taken...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer “By the time I harvest my crops, I expect to make really good money from the yield. I have never experienced fruitful crop production during the dry season like I did this year,” said 42-year-old Babaginda, a farmer from...
Story by Rita Abiodun, Oxfam in Nigeria's Media and Communications Officer 37-year-old Yalwa Adamu, a mother of eight children from Fanti community, Alkeri Local Government Area, in Bauchi state could not contain her excitement as she shared how involvement with The Village Savings and Loans...