Significant improvement was recorded in the lives of individuals and communities in 17 states across Nigeria. This includes FCT, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Niger, Kano, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Kaduna, Lagos, Zamfara, Akwa-Ibom, Plateau. A total of Three Thousand and Ninety-Six (3,096) individual beneficiaries across 17 states, and 41 local government areas of the country were reached during the Iftar meal – and a total of 53 registered vendors on the platform were as well patronized.
This was evident through multiple sources of data collated during the one-month free Ramadan Meal project of GivFree Africa, under the GivFree2Community programme with volunteers spread across LGAs serving as CBOs/NGOs in their immediate communities, to facilitate basic items related to welfare, education, shelter & health. From the data collated, it was evident that several lives were touched during this period.
Testimonies from individual beneficiaries through our volunteers are proof of the lives that were affected as a result of the project. It gave them a sense of comfort, knowing they had the extra support from persons (donors) through the GivFree Africa platform with a heart to attend to their individual needs without a need for physical contact.
Utilization and spreadsheet data in Nigeria most especially states impacted also provided evidence that an outcome objective was obtained, as a total of 35 communities were impacted and their welfare improved twice the normal during the period of Ramadan.
The spreadsheet data & community impact map demonstrated that Yobe state had the highest number of registered vendors and generated the highest number of tickets (121). A total number of (536) individual’s lives were reached, through vendors on the platform and donors funding support tickets created by those playing the roles of local NGOs (Uncle & Aunty GivFree) within the state.
Records of collated data and recorded are as follows in 5 geo-political zones out of 6 geo-political zones across Nigeria;
Yobe was the most impacted state from the North East affecting lives in the following major categories, Hospital Patients, Almajiri’s, Widows, IDP communities, Orphanages and Communities, having a total of (536) beneficiaries. This was followed by Adamawa (265), Bauchi (180), Gombe (200), Taraba (120) and Borno (67) state respectively.
Akwa-Ibom state was the only state impacted in the South-South, with widows and prison inmates lives being reached the most through welfare (meal and foodstuffs). A total of (237) individual lives were impacted during Ramadan.
Katsina was the most impacted state from the North West affecting lives in the following major categories: Hospital Patients, Almajiri’s, Widows, IDP communities, Orphanages and Communities (320) beneficiaries. This was followed by Kebbi (180), Zamfara (158), Kano (115), Kaduna (120) and Sokoto (67) state respectively.
Lagos state was also the only state impacted in the South-West, with majorly Almajiri’s Communities and orphanages live being affected the most, in the areas of welfare (meal and foodstuffs). A total of (100) individual lives were affected.
FCT- Abuja was the most impacted state from the North Central affecting lives in the following major categories, Menial workers, Mosques, Communities and Almajir’s, having a total of (121) beneficiaries. This was followed by Niger (205) and Plateau (102) state respectively.
We would like to personally extend our gratitude to everyone for your commitment to the success of the Ramadan Meal Project. Without our Donors, local NGOs (Uncle & Aunty GivFree), Vendors, Communities and individual beneficiaries support and enthusiasm, none of this would have happened at such a quick and smooth pace.
The record-breaking success of the Project is a direct reflection of the kind of person you all are — exceptionally dedicated to possibility and willing to do what it takes to realize a vision and serve humanity.
The individuals, families, and communities, we all fed, clothed, and put a smile on their faces would never forget your kind & selfless act.
Thank you all once again.
Below are statistics of impact on lives of individuals across states, LGAs and communities;
TABLE 1: General Impact Statistics
TABLE 2: Categories of Beneficiaries Impacted
TABLE 3: Number of Reach (State/L.G.A./Community)
TABLE 4: Total Number of Tickets Funded