Initiative Update

Moving from Pilot to full scalling of Agency Based Empowerment in Nigeria

Busayo Obisakin
Posted May 2, 2020 from Nigeria
Workshop with disenfrachised women

Agency-based Empowerment Workshop continue to lift women and girls out of poverty and wife battering. We started the scaling pilot of the initiative in Nigeria last year with  four  Women NGOs. During the training of the NGO's leaders WIDC was able to organize the empowerment workshops for 500 women in Lagos metropolis. 40% of the women were jobless widows, 22% of the women were single teenage mothers, 5% were women and girls with disabilities and the remaining 32% were disenfranchised women and girls facing one challenge or the other. Though the scaling pilot is just rounding up yet we are already seen the results in the lives of the participants. Many of the participants have signed up for skill acquisition training based on their vision during the workshop. Many have started their business no matter how small and their businesses are growing. By the beginning of year 2021 we will move into full scaling and we will be targeting 20 NGOs each year selected in all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

3700

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Chi8629
May 02
May 02

Thank you for sharing and impacting lives sister .Thank you.

Busayo Obisakin
May 03
May 03

Thank you Sis for the Encouragement!
Love
Busayo

Chi8629
May 03
May 03

Anytime Sister .

Tamarack Verrall
May 03
May 03

Dear Busayo,
What a beautiful photo, how wonderful to see you all together, feel the joy and strength of you being in each others' lives. What is so deeply touching is that your agency prioritizes and values women and girls who all too many governments ignore. What good news that so much skill acquisition is being offered, and women becoming supported by their own small businesses. This is truly social change in action, based on so much respect and love.
Deep love in sisterhood, cherished sister,
Tam

Busayo Obisakin
May 03
May 03

Thank you so much Pam! we are able to do what we are doing with the support of wonderful Sisters like you that has been supporting our work. The kind of change that is happening in the lives of the women we are working with is also a great source of encouragement.
Warmest Love in Sisterhood
Busayo

Hello, sister Busayo,

You are awesome! Nigeria’s future look brighter because of the impact you are creating as you empower women. Congratulations and we are proud of you!

Busayo Obisakin
May 06
May 06

Thank you so much my Sister Karen for the encouragement!
Love
Busayo

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Busayo,
Thank you dear sister for the updates and for impacting so many people. God bless you
Stay safe

Busayo Obisakin
May 06
May 06

Thank you so much my dear sister Anita for your encouragement. Please stay safe too!
Love
Busayo

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Thank you