- About Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG)
Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in 1997 in Otukpo, Benue State of Nigeria to address the socio-economic and health concerns of the people of Benue and other poor communities in Nigeria.
Ohonyeta which means 'Saviour' in Idoma, is the brain child of Dr. Esther Oigoga. She is passionate about addressing the challenges of women and children in and around Otukpo. She shared this vision with a group of selfless individuals and thus, Ohonyeta Care Givers was born. After identifying a strong link between poverty and health, the need to fight poverty and improve health, particularly among the HIV infected men, women and orphaned and vulnerable children was identified. OCAG then provided home based care services, counseling services, treatment of minor ailments, home visits and referrals out of a car garage office. That notwithstanding the founders continued to provide the services with diligence and commitment.
Various donor partners identified with OCAG’s vision and formed a strong partnership to support the organization's various activities. Over the years the organization’s area of focus has expanded with the needs of the communities it cares for. OCAG has a permanent office in Otukpo and a branch office in Agatu and Okpokwu Local Government Areas. Geographical focus has extended from Otukpo local government to Apa, Agatu, Ohimini, Ogbadibo, Okpokwu, Oju, Obi, Gwer-West and Logo local governments.
OCAG adopts an integrated development approach towards poverty reduction, aiming to build the capacity of vulnerable and marginalized members of the community and encourage awareness of productive and reproductive roles. We envisage a healthy, caring and supportive society of peaceful co-existence, where there is equity and equality in distribution and self-reliance. The means to achieve this is embedded in our mission of facilitating relevant community-based programs and services that empower vulnerable and marginalized members of the community to be responsible in their productive and reproductive roles. The basis of our operations as a mobilizing agent is people centered with the vulnerable and marginalized members of the community encouraged to own the process, ensuring sustainability.
OCAG celebrates diversity – internally and externally. OCAG is determined to make real, lasting improvements in the lives of the vulnerable and marginalized and aims to inspire others to join this mission.
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