Mar 29, 2021

Changing the Narrative

The young women trained on agribusiness
The young women trained on agribusiness

Dear supporters, family and friends of Serendipity,

In our bid to ensure that we create wealth for women in our communities, we changed our strategy this year after we did a survey that showed a devastating effect of the COVID 19 pandemic on the businesses of our women. The survey we conducted was on the women trained prior to the pandemic and it showed 73% reduction in their business activities and income mostly due to lack of access to funds and business skills.

This informed our decision this 2021 on a strategy to train women on how to survive in their businesses in this new clime. With this new pivot in ensuring our women become empowered in business skills and also access to finance, we collaborated with IITA, Bishe Organic Farms (our sister organization) and Mastercard Foundation as technical partners in training 40 women and youths on agribusiness skills, business plan and agribusiness value chain. The training ran for six weeks from February 2nd to March 12th.

On International women day, we had a special day for our women, and we interviewed some of the women to inquire on knowledge learnt and next steps.  With the trainings done and the women had access to finance, we intend to continue with trainings for 80 more women on agribusiness skills and practical on agricultural production.

More Investment is needed to scale work that we have done thus far to train additional 80 more women before the year 2021 comes to an end to ensure food security in the Northern part of Nigeria as the recent report by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO report of March 23, 2021) that there should be a call to action as acute hunger is set to soar in 20 countries with emphasis on Northern Nigeria due to conflict, projections for June – August lean season show that the number of people in emergency level of acute food insecurity is likely to double to over 1.2million as food and nutrition insecurity is set to rise with some 13 million people affected unless food and livelihood assistance is scaled up.

Serendipity is poised to change this since we started the trainings to ensure that our women have access to these knowledges are empowered with access to finance. However, we can only achieve this through your continued partnership and would like to say a big thank you for the trust and support thus far showed to us.

You can follow us on our social media handles Instagram/serendipityHea1, twitter/@serendipityHea1, Facebook/serenhealthcare, LinkedIn/serendipity-healthcare-foundation for more updates.

Best Regards,

 

Samirah Faruk

Collaboration with partners for the trainings
Collaboration with partners for the trainings
Ending the training with smiles
Ending the training with smiles

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Feb 8, 2021

More Lives saved

Tests done
Tests done

Dear Family, Friends and Supporters of Serendipity,

Our outreach programme to ensure that we reduce malaria related deaths in our rural communities, we took our campaign to Gadan Tudun Fulani in Ungogo LGA in Kano to distribute 20 Insecticide Treated Nets to preganant women and nursing mothers.

As part of our campaign to reduce malaria, malaria tests were conducted on the 20 women but sadly 4 out of the 20 women tested positive even though they were not exhibiting signs of malaria yet.

A talk was further reinterated to the women on the need and improtance of sleeping under Insecticide Treated Nets and keeping their environment clean and free from breeding ground of vectors.

Thereafter anti malaria drugs were given to the women that tested positive and ITNS were given to all of them.

More lives have been saved as we got to the community on time for our intervention.

We intend to increase our distribution of ITNs to 50 more women and this can only be done through your generous donations.

You can check our website http://www.serendipityhealthcare.org.in to learn more and subscribe to our e-newsletter, follow us on our social media handles @serendipityHea1 on twitter, Facebook page/serenhealthcare, LinkedIN/company/serendipity-healthcare-foundation or send us an email on serenhealthcare@gmail.com or samirah@serendipityhealthcare.org.in.

Yours Faithfully,

Samirah Faruk

Distribution of ITNs
Distribution of ITNs
20 women given
20 women given
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries

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Jan 15, 2021

Ensuring Malaria scourge is reduced

ITNs given to Hafsat
ITNs given to Hafsat

Dear Friends, Supporters and Family of Serendipity Healthcare Foundation,

The year 2020 has come and gone and with it lessons that we have learnt that it is utmost important that together we can achieve more.

Sadly with the coming of the Covid 19 pandemic affecting countries all over the world, focus shifted from other diseases which are deadlier than the C-19 pandemic as malaria kills faster than the pandemic as every minute one child in 100,000 dies of malaria. One of the symptoms of C-19 is high fever/malaria and as such when a patient is brought to the hospital they are turned back because of the fear by health workers that is a case of Covid 19 and thus do not get treated.

The situation is worse in our rural communities as the primary healthcare centers do not have adequate facilities to take care of sick and most of the time the health workers are not readily available.

Thus as part of our efforts to reduce malaria in our rural communities, we distributed 50 Insecticide Treated Nets to 50 women during the last quarter in Kumbotso Local Government Council in Kano after malaria tests were conducted on them and will increase our reach to 50 more women within the first quarter of the year 2021.

You can donate to our cause to help us reduce malaria in our communities this 2021 and we thank you for your continued support and confidence reposed in us at Serendipity.

You can follow us on twitter @serendipityHea1 or facebook/serenhealthcare to see our stories and the impact we make in our communities through your support.

Best Regards,

Niimatullah Umar

Malaria tests conducted
Malaria tests conducted
Some of the women given the ITNS
Some of the women given the ITNS

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