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.


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


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


Development aid converts into independence and livelihoods.

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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.

John Abu

John is a social engineer and development specialist who has dedicated the past decade exclusively to serving marginalized populations in Africa. He has built systems to protect orphans and vulnerable children, provide reproductive health services for adolescents and young adults, and expand treatment to adults with HIV/AIDS. John is a member of various government accountability mechanisms and is a fierce advocate of an open, inclusive Nigerian government.

Dr. Suzella Palmer

Dr. Palmer has dedicated her entire career to researching the psychological impact of youth violence in the black community and advocating for its victims. Throughout her career, Dr. Palmer has designed and implemented community-based interventions to address the root causes of youth crime and heal the black community from decades of police brutality.

Juliet Binaji

Juliet is a community advocate and adolescent mentor passionate about youth development. She has spent years implementing educational and arts-based interventions to children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria and providing humanitarian aid to the city's elderly.
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.

residents have been sexually exploited to survive
residents lack protection from violence
encountered personal risk of trafficking 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