Kafanchan Peace Market - visibility
Following the post-election violence in April 2011 the idea of rebuilding the razed market as a peace and reconciliation project emerged from discussions during our weekly UK-Nigeria online meetings. .
During the crisis the market was destroyed causing much hardship and loss of life to the local community. Many traders lost their livlihoods and their family's sole income. The concept is to bring together the Muslim and the Christianty communities who will work together to rebuild an improved Kafanchan Market.
The Kafanchan Peace Market was a logical and practical development of the Community Cohesion and Conflict Resolution Initiative. Other local civil societies are working together with Fantsuam Foundation to implement this initiative.
It was in response to Friends of Fantsuam who wished to help. It includes many ex staff and volunteers of FF.