The overall goal of RUFIN was to reduce poverty, particularly among the rural poor and especially women, youth and the physically challenged.
- (i) to develop and strengthen rural financial services and enhance the accessibility of poor rural people to these services so as to expand production; and
- (ii) improve the productivity of agriculture and micro-small rural enterprises. programme aim at improving livelihoods and living conditions of at least 40,000 rural families in Akwa Ibom.
- The programme was refocused to embark on enterprises to directly impact on productivity, build up the agriculture value chain, create jobs, generate income and reduce poverty in a tangible manner.