REQUEST FOR QUOTATION FOR PROCUREMENT OF VSLA SAVINGS BOXES IN BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA
PROCUREMENT OF VSLA SAVINGS BOXES IN BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA
The Livelihoods and Nutritional Empowerment (LINE) Project is a 60-month initiative implemented by Oxfam in Bauchi State of Nigeria, with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC). LINE Project aims to promote agriculture-driven economic growth and improve living conditions for 10,000 rural farmer households (60% women) with a specific focus on women and youth. LINE will be implemented in six Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gamawa, Shira, Darazo, Ningi, Alkaleri and Tafawa Balewa. As a market-based agricultural initiative, the project will focus on the following value chains: maize, sorghum, and livestock (goats) and will seek to enhance access to markets through collaboration with relevant stakeholders and key private sector actors. LINE
Project is expected to result in:
• Increased yields in selected livestock and crop value chains for 10,000 rural farmer households (60% women)
• Improved agricultural business-enabling environment which is responsive to the needs of women, men, and youth members of farmer households.
• Improved nutrition for vulnerable farmer households, especially women and children.
In engaging 10,000 beneficiaries, the LINE project intends to work with farmer through cooperatives as a common approach to the reach the targeted beneficiaries efficiently. Through this process, the LINE project intends to reach and strengthen at least 600 farmer cooperatives spread across the selected 6 LGAs during this project and also plans to establish and enhance 1000 village savings and loans (VSL) groups.
The need to establish the VSLs on the LINE project is necessitated by the need to facilitate access of beneficiary households to various financial services in the form of savings, loans, and insurance. This will also promote household savings, productive investment, an increase in income generating activities, and cost savings access to micro finance. So far, over 600 groups have been formed in the LINE Project.