SPROUT FOODS

Breaking a wave of power amongst displaced people.

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self-worth flows where emancipation flows

“We want that river where emancipation flows. And with our strong hands, fetch its water wash and water ourselves and grow us a new life."

Years ago, our founders were at a crossroads. Born and raised in Nigeria, we had grown up witnessing the disconnect between the humanitarian aid organizations in Nigeria and Nigerians themselves. Relief organizations centered their programs around providing scant material aid to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria, with little regard for the dignity of the recipients or the aid’s long-term impact. To many NGOs, IDPs were numbers to be checked off on a list. We knew that they were human beings with agency. In 2007, we founded Caprecon to support IDPs in northern Nigeria on their journey to empowerment.

Caprecon is built on the belief that every person has the right to design their own future. Through Sprout, we provide them with the tools to do so. Sprout is our anti-trafficking initiative, aimed at reducing child trafficking in IDP camps by providing IDPs with marketing and business skills training, entrepreneurship programs and anti-trafficking education. We work with local leaders within IDP camps to create community based anti-trafficking defense forces to provide IDPs with the tools to protect themselves and their communities.

What we believe

Change is always possible.

We are a team of scholars, activists, poets, and entrepreneurs. We infuse our values into our work and empower community champions to lead the next generation.

Empathize

The success of an organization is defined foremost by how deeply its impact is felt.

Collaborate

Working with community leaders is the only way to make real and lasting change.

Invest

Development aid converts into independence and livelihoods.

Show Up

The size of a problem is never an excuse to not tackle it.

Who we are

Meet Our Leadership

Dollin Holt

Dollin has spent every weekend for 10 years working to empower impoverished communities and at-risk children in Nigeria. He works to reconstruct post-conflict Nigeria by creating art and poetry centers for teenagers, funding startup costs for small businesses and returning at-risk children to school. He is a scholar, poet, essayist, therapist, and development practitioner with an LLM in human rights law and trauma-informed psychosocial care.

Philip Obaji Jr.

Philip is committed to protecting the rights of children and vulnerable peoples across Nigeria. He has dedicated his career to report on child trafficking in IDP and refugee camps across the country, and his publications have appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and The Daily Beast. He is Future Awards Africa's Young Person of 2015, and his activism has established him as among the 100 most influential people in Nigeria.
Why we do it

Our Impact

Sprout brings safety to those who need it the most, launching in Madinatu IDP Camp in Nigeria.

Madinatu IDP Camp is one of the most vulnerable camps in the country. The programs we use to protect girls and women at Madinatu can be soon distributed to other IDP camps across northeastern Nigeria.

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59% residents have been sexually exploited to survive
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residents lack protection from violence
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encountered risk of human traffickers at the camp

For more information, please explore our research of human trafficking risks in IDP camps in northeastern Nigeria on behalf of the United Nations.

Download Our Report