Last year, we piloted our economic empowerment programme for displaced women in Lekki where we registered, trained & disbursed microloans to 21 displaced women from Borno, Adamawa & Kaduna in Lekki.
In partnership with Grooming Centre, we focused on providing beneficiaries with microbusiness and money management skills training which they applied in carrying out a trade they were already skilled in. With those microloans, they invested in their businesses and they began re-paying after a 2-week grace period.
Six months later, 16 of the 21 women fully repaid their loans while ensuring stability in their business operations and 8 of those 16 want more funds to expand their businesses. 4 of the 21 women enrolled at least 1 of their children in nursery/primary school and they hope to enrol all their children in school.
With these outcomes, our economic empowerment programme pilot was a great success!
We are extremely proud of our women, our partners and of you for enabling our work.
Sesor also organised other psychosocial and life skills support activities under the project including a medical check-up day for the women and their children with a volunteer doctor in December 2016.
Grooming Centre also have sponsored medical check ups, treatments and health talks for them and their children throughout March..
To support our work with resilient women as these, simply make a donation to our StanbicIBTC acct – 0002888203 or GTB – 0170089727.