The Directorate of Millennium Development Goals, Delta State is partnering with RIVCHO on delivery of Poverty alleviation to poor households in the State. The program which commenced with RIVCHO’s conduct of a survey of poor households in November 2012 has progressed to e-registration of selected households in July 2013.
The Technical Assistant from the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Glo Telecom team and EcoBank team played different functions during the exercise this July. In Udu LGA, communities that benefited include Ekete, Orhuworun, Owhrode, Ovwain and Aladja. About ninety households were e-registered in each of these communities.
All communities in the different LGAs received the project with enthusiasm. The challenge was to ensure that only those households that meet the criteria are selected. Benefits include educational support for children (with evidence of regular school attendance) as well as conditional cash transfers to Caregivers and poor parents for income generating activity.