As the Citizens Centre for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR) monitors the third quarter of the cash transfer to beneficiaries in Anambra State as Third Party Monitor (TPM), it has recorded success stories from some beneficiaries who appreciated the federal government for the program.
A success story of a young girl of about 18 years shows that many of the beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer are transforming their financial status already. Ms. Esther Eziechina, who serves as an alternate for her mentally unbalanced mother narrated how she continued saving every kobo from the conditional cash transfer through her father, she was able to save one hundred and fifteen thousand naira (N115,000), because she had the burden to buy a cassava processing machine to help her community members who go very far to other community to grind cassava. She wanted a processing machine close to her people, her father hearing her plans decided to support her with the balance to get the machine. From that cassava machine, she was also able to buy more machines for extracting oil from palm fruits. Through these machines, she recovered the borrowed money from her father but her father asked her to keep the loan as part of his support to the good thing she was doing. She also mentioned that the other loans she took to set up her processing business, she has been able to repay them all. She appreciates the federal government for bringing “better don come” her way and she prays it extends to others.
Another beneficiary in Umunze ward III, name Helen Ofor narrated how she started her poultry business with the external support of the federal government and makes extra profit.
Another beneficiaries in Iyiafor in Okpoghota ward told the TPM that she built a kitchen, bought a large acre of land where she planted maize and cassava for commercial purposes. She commended the federal government for the support and urged it not to stop. The videos have uploaded to the CSOs/ZTLs platform. Some beneficiaries were not doing anything before the external support started but narrated how their individual businesses have improved by sole reason of the external support. They are grateful to the federal government.