Social Cohesion through Case Management
Zainab Hamsa – a liaison from the village of Junju in Birnin Kebbi – is making changes in her own life that are apparent to her entire community. Zainab has begun participating in savings and internal lending in her community (SILC). With her savings from the group, she was able to purchase a goat that is now pregnant. She has also started a home garden and incorporates nutritional variety, such as moringa, into her diet.
Zainab is proud of her achievements, as well as her new knowledge about breastfeeding and nutrition practices. She is even prouder of her work as a liaison and the positive changes she has seen in her neighbours. Zainab encourages households to be “good neighbours” and contribute to the community by sharing lessons and information. In the households she manages, Zainab is warmly welcomed, and it is clear she has a strong relationship with each one. She disseminates the program’s messages through her work as a liaison, but also by exemplifying the curriculum’s lessons in her own life.