The women of Baddo community in Taura local government area of Jigawa state have contributed the sum of N1,000 each to purchase a vehicle to enhance the transportation of pregnant women to the hospital during delivery.
According to the women,the money was contributed out of the conditional cash transfer introduced by the federal government.
Halima Adamu Boddo, one of the women, said that the vehicle that was donated to them for hospital trips had broken down three years ago, opening up the need for a new vehicle. She said;
“It is with the cash transfer that we are receiving from the federal, that we sat down and thought of how we could help ourselves,”
“So, we decided to contribute N1,000 each and we bought this vehicle.
One of the first sets of women to benefit from the initiative, Zayya Auwalu added;
“We are very happy that we are receiving that money. I was taken to the hospital in the car we bought when I was about to give birth to this baby I’m backing “
The Executive Director of Rural Initiative for Comprehensive development, Hadiza Abdulwahab believes the women in the community deserves commendation. She said;
“For women to have thought of their fellow women is actually a sign of a great altruism, therefore, these women deserve commendation,”