PAST AND PRESENT INTERVENTION ACTIVITIES
   
 

Under INGRA’s skills acquisition programme, the organization has built a skills acquisition centre for women and youths in Ganaja village in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi State. The project was sponsored by the Kogi State Agency for Poverty Reduction (KSAPR), a community based WORLD BANK SPONSORED AGENCY FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. The project has given the women and youths of the benefiting community the opportunity to alleviate their poverty by acquiring skills in local tie & dye, local soap and pomade making, local bead fashion accessories.

   
  Under INGRA’s HEALTH/HIV and AIDS programme, the organization is currently hosting one of the 12 pilots CISNHAN Resource Centers on HIV/AIDS in the north central zone, a Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in collaboration with the Civil Society Network on HIV/AIDS (CISNHAN), and the YAKUBU GOWON CENTER, ABUJA. The centre is providing the civil society working on HIV/AIDS the necessary data bank of information on the epidemic. In addition, it provides an enabling environment for reading and research work, and serves as a meeting point for PLWHAs.
   
gender and human rigths initiative GENDER and HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE in HIV (GHI) project funded by the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA/NARF/CIDA) in 2005. The project aimed at providing target communities in Kogi state with gender based information on HIV prevention and selected MARPS. The project was able to reach over150 FSW (female Sex Workers) in it 1 year life span
   
femalevulnerabilty and hiv program The FEMALE VULNERABILITY AND HIV project, funded by the HIV and AIDs fund (HAF) of the Kogi State Agency for the Control of AIDs (KOKOSACA) with assistance from the WORLD BANK. The project aimed at increasing participation of tertiary students and selected communities on HIV issues, especially on the vulnerability of women. Over 1,000 students were reached in the year project life
   
Cheque presentation to OVC INGRA is also partnering with the CHARLES AND CECILIA MEMORIAL KIDS FOUNDATION, a national registered NGO with a pilot programme in providing education and nutrition for orphaned children and those from disadvantaged homes. It covers four states namely; Kogi, Anambra, Enugu and Imo. This project is providing orphans and disadvantaged children with the opportunity to better their lives.  
   
  Under INGRA’s micro credit programme, the organization is currently running a pilot micro credit loan scheme for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), while at the same time running its normal micro credit loan scheme for women and youths. This project has given the beneficiaries the opportunity to put into practice the skills they have learnt from the skills acquisition trainings. It is bettering the lives of the PLWHAs.