Empowering Refugees through Soap Production: A Path to Self-Reliance and Economic Contribution

Title: Livelihood Capacity Building on Solid and Liquid Soap Productions for Refugees and Host Community Members

Abstract: This project aims to empower refugees and host community members in Adagom 1, Adagom 3, and Ukende refugee settlements and their host communities. The project focused on providing training and startup kits for the production of solid and liquid soap. By equipping individuals with the necessary skills and resources, this initiative aims to enhance their livelihoods and promote self-sufficiency within the community. The project will be implemented over a duration of three weeks.

Introduction. Refugees often face numerous challenges when it comes to accessing basic necessities and earning a livelihood. In many cases, they are dependent on external aid for their survival. However, empowering refugees with skills and resources can help them become self-reliant and contribute to the local economy. This project aims to address these issues by providing training on solid and liquid soap production, along with startup kits, to refugees and host community members.

The target beneficiaries of this project are: 95 refugees and host community members.

Objectives:

To provide training on solid and liquid soap production techniques.

To distribute startup kits to beneficiaries for soap production.

To enhance the livelihoods of refugees and host community members through soap production.

Methodology: The project was implemented over a period of three weeks in the selected locations. The following steps was undertaken:

Needs Assessment: A comprehensive needs assessment will be conducted to identify the specific requirements of the beneficiaries in terms of soap production skills and resources.

Training Program. Based on the needs assessment findings, a tailored training program will be developed. The training sessions will cover various aspects of solid and liquid soap production, including ingredient selection, mixing techniques, quality control, packaging, and marketing.

Startup Kits Distribution: After completing the training program, beneficiaries will be provided with startup kits containing all the necessary equipment and materials for soap production. These kits will enable them to immediately start their own soap production business.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Regular monitoring and evaluation activities is being conducted throughout the project duration to assess the progress and impact of the training and startup kits on the beneficiaries’ livelihoods. Feedback from the beneficiaries will also be collected to identify any areas for improvement.

Expected Outcomes: Increased knowledge and skills in solid and liquid soap production among beneficiaries.

Improved income generation opportunities for refugees and host community members through soap production.

Enhanced self-sufficiency and reduced dependency on external aid among beneficiaries.

Conclusion: The Livelihood Capacity Building project on solid and liquid soap productions aims to empower refugees and host community members in Adagom 1, Adagom 3, and Ukende refugee settlements in Ogoja. By providing training and startup kits, this initiative seeks to enhance their livelihoods, promote self-sufficiency, and contribute to the local economy. Through this project, beneficiaries will acquire valuable skills that can lead to sustainable income generation opportunities.