Campaign Update

Feedback from Our Teenage Mothers on Proposed Business

Aramide Oikelome
Posted September 23, 2017 from Nigeria
Bose Jamiu (mother of three), Aisha Makinde (mother of one) and Hannah Iyere (mother of two) giving feedback on the training
Some of the bar soaps made at the July training (1/1)

Our latest meeting with the Adolescent mothers at Ijegun held few days ago. Our primary purpose was to follow up on the last skill acquisition training where we taught them how to make bar soap and encouraged them to start with whatever meager resources they could get.

Out of the ten that participated in the training, three of them came with some encouraging news. Aisha Makinde was very excited as she told us how that her husband and mother-in-law were happy when she got home and showed them the soaps we had made on 27th July and the practicing manual which was given by the trainer.

“As at today, I have bought some of the chemicals needed to make bar soap and my husband promised to support me financially. So I will soon start making the soap for sale”, said Aisha Makinde.

Bose Jamiu also testified that after the July training, she proceeded to also learn how to make liquid soap. Although she has not started, she has bought plastics and hopes to get money so she can start production.

Hannah Iyere has not done much but she promised to put in more efforts to raise money so she can start.

As I applauded their efforts, I also stressed the need for them to be economically empowered, not just for their wellbeing but much more for their children so that the children can have a more stable and bright future.

I also encouraged them to also explore the opportunity of household farming by having little gardens at home where they can plant vegetables and feed from. With this insight, they requested for some seeds so they can commence farming at once.

I also assured them of our moral support all the way!

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Nakinti
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 24, 2017

Great job, Aramide! You are really empowering low income women in your community. The best you can give a woman is financial independence and you are doing it in a good way. Congratulations. Don't relent.

Love

Nakinti

Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

I appreciate your encouragement Nakinti. Lets keep doing our best to empower women and girls!

In Sisterhood!

Aramide

maeann
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

Hi Aramide.  It is wonderful to know the empowering you are leading to these women.  I hope that this helps them find an additional source of income for their family.

Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Hi Maeann,

Sure it will help them get additional income for their families. We will continue to encourage them to make the best of the opportunities that come their way.

In Sisterhood!

Aramide

Caro.f
Sep 26, 2017
Sep 26, 2017

That sounds like a great initiative! Is there any way these women can obtain the funds to start their own soap-making business more easily?  Looking forward to see where this goes!  Take care :) 

Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

We are hopeful that they will get some financial support soon. And we will monitor to ensure they make good use of it.

Thanks for your support,

Aramide

Amal Patricia Stifoni
Sep 26, 2017
Sep 26, 2017

I am glad you are doing such a great job. Well done! really, And the best still to come for sure. My best wishes and all support for you :) Please, feel free to contact me. I wish I could contribute with any of my skills, We can make a better world united. 

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Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Hello Andrea,

Thank you for your willingness to partner with us to impact the lives of these young mothers. Please let me know what skills you are good at and I will know how we can harness them for our teenage mothers.

Continue to be a blessing!

Aramide

Olutosin
Sep 29, 2017
Sep 29, 2017

Well done sister mi. Love you loads ma.

Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Many thanks for your encouragement Ma! Your passion is simply infectious!

Keep soaring!

Aramide

Amelework Yilma
Sep 30, 2017
Sep 30, 2017

great Job, you make the big different in your community.

Regarding

Amelework

Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Thank you Redite,

Keep up the good work at your end!

Blessings!

Aramide

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 01, 2017
Oct 01, 2017

My dear sister Aramide,

This is the kind of grass roots work that is changing lives. It is so encouraging to read more about the girls you are reaching, and their carrying of your love and support into practical plans. Their lives will be different thanks to your work. 

With love in sisterhood,

Tam

Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Dear Tam,

Your words inspire strength and courage to do more! Thank you for being there for us always!

Hopeful for the best!

Sending Hugs!

Aramide

Ronkijo
Oct 03, 2017
Oct 03, 2017

Fantastic efforts Aramide. Nice to read that you're empowering our teenage mothers with knowledge and skills that would sustain them through life.Kudos.

Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Thanks Ronkijo

Keep on speading love and light!

Aramide

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Oct 04, 2017
Oct 04, 2017

Wooow  well done sister Aramide. Empowering women is the way to go. That is the only way women will achieve their financial independence and be free from all forms of violence. Thanks for the update and continue to support the women in your community. 

Aramide Oikelome
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Thank you Anita for your encouraging words,

We wont relent in our efforts to liberate women and girls through economic empowerment. Its the sure way to go.

Keep up the good work at your end.

In Solidarity!

Aramide

Ronnie.kpas
Oct 21, 2017
Oct 21, 2017

Welldone aramide,  keep the good work going, with these skills they will be able to help themselves and children. More power to your elbow.

Aramide Oikelome
Nov 11, 2017
Nov 11, 2017

Thank you Ronnie. Together we will help them to have a new life.

Cheers!

Aramide