Initiative Update

SHADOW PANDEMIC OF POVERTY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: WIDC TRAINED AND ESTABLISHED 100 WOMEN AND GIRLS ON HAND MADE NOSE MASK BUSINESS THROUGH THE POLLINATION PROJECT GRANT

Busayo Obisakin
Posted July 27, 2020 from Nigeria
TRAINING OF HAND MADE NOSE MASK GOING ON AT WIDC

To reduce the effect of shadow pandemic of poverty and domestic violence in Nigeria, Women Inspiration Development Center with the support of Pollination Project trained 100 women and girls on how to make “Hand Made Nose Mask.” The women and girls did not only receive training, but they also received the materials to start their own small businesses.

Two things would be the outcome of this training; disenfranchised people would have access to cheaper, affordable and reusable nose mask and also 100 families now have small businesses they could continue to build on to sustain themselves till COVID 19 pandemic lasts.

Coupled with the training and establishment of their business, the 100 women and girls representing 100 families went home with food items that could last them for at least two weeks.

Shadow pandemic of poverty has been killing more than COVID 19 in Nigeria. People, especially women living in the slums could no longer feed themselves again due to the fact that the petty trading and daily paid jobs they usually depend upon collapsed during the COVID 19 lockdown. As a result of the hardship and frustration, domestic violence among this set of people increased tremendously beyond the numbers that used to happen before. We appreciate Pollination Project for sponsoring this program.

Train a woman and establish her on a small business of “Hand Made Nose Mask “with $15

10 women would be trained and established with $150

Provide Food items to last a family in the slum for 2 weeks with $10

Provide food items to last 10 families in the slum with $100

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

100

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Chi8629
Jul 27
Jul 27

Thank you beautiful sister for sharing .

Busayo Obisakin
Jul 27
Jul 27

Thank you for reading Sis!

Chi8629
Jul 27
Jul 27

You are welcome anytime Sister .

Hello, Ambassador Busayo,

So this was the training you were busy about. Impressive, dear sister! You help change the lives if 100 families during these trying times!

Great job to you and your organization. Keep up the great work!

Thank you for inspiring us with your update!

Busayo Obisakin
Jul 28
Jul 28

Dear Karen
Hope you are doing well. Yes, this is the training I was busy organizing. We have to break the women into groups and days for the training to maintain social distancing. Thank you so much for your encouragement
Love
Busayo

Jill Langhus
Jul 29
Jul 29

Great job, dear! XX

Beth Lacey
Jul 31
Jul 31

Busayo, always nice to read your posts

Honorine Ngenwi
Jul 31
Jul 31

Obi what an excellent job you and your crue did keep up

Busayo Obisakin
Aug 01
Aug 01

Thank you so much for the encouragement
Love
Busayo

Aug 01
Aug 01
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Busayo Obisakin
Sep 23
Sep 23

Thank so much Beth for the encouragement

Millynairi
Aug 04
Aug 04

Dear Busayo,
This is a great initiative because the women a d girls can now do the masks on their own and earn a living and they can also make their own instead of buying. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Busayo Obisakin
Sep 23
Sep 23

Thank you so much Milly! I really appreciate your comment