Update on Maiduguri Economic Empowerment Programme
Remember our economic empowerment programme from last year for 81 displaced women in Lagos & Maiduguri?
Well, we have had positive outcome from the women as they are making good progress in their businesses and some can even support their children in school now.
So far, 95% of the women in Lagos have repaid the microloans and are doing excellently well in their businesses. They look forward to achieving much more with proceeds from their sales.
More people have shown their interest in supporting the programme over the last few weeks as Rotimi Shonubi Foundation partnered with Sesor to include 20 more displaced women in the programme and provide them with micro-grants to scale up their businesses and support their families. The funds were disbursed last week in Maiduguri in the presence of Rotimi Shonubi Foundation representatives and Sesor’s Programme Officer (Maiduguri), Edmond Kumba
Rotimi Shonubi was born and brought up in Lagos. With a great future ahead of him and a brief work experience in the banking industry, he died at the age of 30 after a series of health problems. Following his death, his siblings set up this trust fund to give hope to orphans and vulnerable people including internally displaced persons, patients with various ailment especially asthma and other respiratory diseases.
We are thankful for their generous donation of N420,000 for 20 lucky women and we hope to continue working together to help these women achieve their goals.
Thank you for your continued support. We hope to help more women get more sustainable livelihood together.