FollowTheMoney started in the year 2012
FollowTheMoney was born as a result of the lead poisoning in Bagega community in Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State. The poisoning was as a result of artisanal mining in the community, over 700 people mostly children below the ages of 5 and pregnant women were exposed with 163 lives lost. The journey of FollowTheMoney started after our investigation exposed the lives that were lost and in its early stages, was able to amplify the voices of the citizens through online(Social media) and offline advocacy with community reporters. During this period the citizens were enlightened on the disbursed funds allotted to tackling the poison within the community. Community members alongside the community reporters ensured that the funds released were judiciously used to tackle the lead poisoning the community were faced with.