A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Susan Godwin is a Nigerian farmer who leads the small-scale farmers in her community and in four Nigerian states. She was named Oxfam’s Female Food Hero for the year 2012/2013, is also a woman leader in a faith-based organization. Married with five children, Susan Godwin farms seven hectares in the Northern area of Nassarawa state, where she cultivates yam and groundnut, complimented by maize and guinea corn.