A call for support system that works

Adeola Samuel
Posted January 17, 2019 from Nigeria

I am Adeola Samuel, an encourager here on World Pulse. I am a caregiver with Child Care Trust here in Nigeria, an Accountant by profession and also an enterpreneur.

I have passion for the less priveldeged, Which most vulnerable are teenage girls. I see their struggles everyday around me and it pains that I can't provide all the helps/support needed for them due to my financial status, I'm glad about the few lives had  touched and still impacting but I feel hurt and saddened when  money/finance pose a barrier against offering such help.

 How do I tell Uju an 18years old girl that got pregnant at age 15, dropped out of school at junior class3 and gave birth to a special need child that I can no longer support her and her child again. The chances of her going back to school and the boy getting adequate medical help is now slim or is it Halimat, my dear daughter who had been a source of encouragement and huge support to since she lost her mother in 2013, she finally gained admission into university and finance still says no way.

Sometimes when people who heard I could be of help to them come to my house, I see in their eyes the surprise because of my small apartment where I live with my husband and son but their joy afterwards because I understand it's very hard to ask for help so I can never make anyone feel bad for seeking support but the issue is that I have limited resources to meet all these needs. There is high rate of poverty and hardship in this community which I can't turn my face away from. 

My service to humanity is my calling, I am disturbed and so I am calling out to my well meaning sisters who can help me in whatsoever way in achieving my dream of giving hope to the hopeless. We hope to have a home, sponsor the less priviledged children especially girl child through school, have a training centre where we can also sell out our produce to generate fund... 

I see people using gofundme but I discovered I can't make use of it from Nigeria except I get someone to do it on my behalf. I need to raise fund, I need support system that works. I need you world pulse family.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 18
Jan 18

Hi Adeola,

Thanks for your update. I'm glad that you are helping less fortunate teenagers.

Do you have a registered business? You could try indiegogo or also a FB fundraiser? You could try posting on the WP "Resources" page and see if you get any nibbles, too? If so, this is the page: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/my-pulse/resources

Good luck, and please keep us posted on your progress.

Adeola Samuel
Mar 21
Mar 21

Thank you for your comment ma, I will look into them all and yes I have a registered business but the registration for the ngo is pending.

Jill Langhus
Mar 21
Mar 21

You're welcome, dear. I see. You should be eligible for some of the resources, then, I should think.

Adeola Samuel
Mar 21
Mar 21

I hope and pray so. Thank you always

Jill Langhus
Mar 21
Mar 21

You're welcome:-)

SanPatagonia
Jan 20
Jan 20

Hi Adeola,
Have you heard about Ebunoluwa? Maybe they can help you bridge the gap of proper medical assistance. Check their projects here: http://www.ebunoluwa.org/
Also, there is the SEDOO Initiative. The page is here: http://sechild.com
Sometimes fundraising is difficult if you don't have an NGO, but you can reach out to one already established and make some contacts or even sinergies to move forward.
If you have a registered business or your professional practice has the ways, you can also try Patreon.com, where you can put a price to some of your professional services and fund activities. It's kind of a crowdfunding platform.
Let us know how's everything evolving... Stay strong!

Adeola Samuel
Mar 21
Mar 21

Thank you sis, I will check them out. I appreciate you alot. God bless you.

Rachyrae
Jan 24
Jan 24

Another way of getting help is collaborations and partnerships for sustainable goals. Because truly, you can't handle it alone. So do a simple research. Look within your community, try to identify one or two persons who have the same vision and goals as you. They could be an individual, group or organization. Try to approach them , tailoring our those specific challenges that you have and see how you can collaborate together in doing a small project for fewer persons at least for a start. The truth is that you have some skills and competence that they don't. Likewise for them too. If they have access to grants and venue space for projects, access to materials for training etc, this could reduce the need request you have and you start delivering impact driven projects together.

Collaboration is actually the new competition.

I know you can do this Adeola. All the best and we definitely will keep in touch.

Adeola Samuel
Mar 21
Mar 21

Hi dear Rachyrae,
Thank you for taking time to comment, I appreciate you.

Bettina Amendi
Jan 26
Jan 26

Welcome to World Pulse.Hope you get the help you need soonest.
Regards,
Bettina

Adeola Samuel
Mar 21
Mar 21

Thank you!

Ngala Nadege
Mar 01
Mar 01

Hello dear,
Thanks for sharing your post. I pray you get the help you need because its a huge task .
Courage

Adeola Samuel
Mar 21
Mar 21

Amen, thank you.

Feka
Mar 13
Mar 13

Welcome, sister. I pray that you get the help you are looking for.

Adeola Samuel
Mar 21
Mar 21

Amen, thanks Feka.

leila Kigha
Mar 20
Mar 20

Hello Adeola!
It’s such a commendable cause you have. Congratulations on all you have been able to do.
There are several means by which you can solicited funds for your work. Jill has asked some important questions you need to answer and to that I will add you can leverage social media for your cause. We have amazing sisters who are social entrepreneurs like Sophie Ngassa, Olutosin who can assist you. Can you reach out to them?
I wrote an article on social entrepreneurship and branding that could help you but I can’t seem to access my blog at the moment but will send to you as soon as I get access.
Hope you are able to find some help and clarity on the way forward.
Keep on keeping on

Adeola Samuel
Mar 21
Mar 21

Thank you my dear sisters for all your word of advise and encouragement, they are hopeful... I will look into them.

I'm sorry i had not been online in awhile, alot had happen in the past 2months but I thank God I'm better n stronger now. I have a new baby boy in the month of February. Smiles*