Transforming Communities through the economic empowerment of low-income women

OKOCHA NKEM
Posted April 29, 2016 from Nigeria
Training of women in Oke-Odan Community
Free training for women in Oke-Odan January 2016.
Training for women in Ijegun waterside
Training for women in Ijegun waterside: The only transportation to this community is a boat, I was really scared since I have never been in one before, but passion for what I do overcame the fear. (1/4)

It has been a while I have posted on World Pulse, because I and my team have been quite busy transforming local communities in Lagos, through the empowerment of low-income women with different FREE vocational skills.

These women in different communities since last year have been trained on skills, that will help them generate livelihood income and increase household income.

The FREE trainings were made possible, through our recent partnership with the US Consulate in Lagos.

We have had tremendous testimonies from these women, who with our help have started their businesses and can now feed and educate their children.

Recently a financial organization gave 23 of the women we have trained so far, business grants to grow their businesses.

http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2016/04/rosabon-celebrates-23-years-anniv...

For me it has been a dream come true, getting people and organizations to buy into my dream of uplifting poor women out of poverty.

I believe when low-income women are economically empowered this will reduce violence in their homes.

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Olaoluwa Abagun
Apr 29, 2016
Apr 29, 2016

Well done Nkem! You are amazing! The sky is indeed your starting point. Thank you for bringing me to the World Pulse Community as well :)

OKOCHA NKEM
Apr 30, 2016
Apr 30, 2016

Thanks, Olaoluwa for the encouragement always, you are welcome to World Pulse.

Kristina M
May 01, 2016
May 01, 2016

Congratulations to you and your team for training so many women so far!  I agree with you that women who are economically empowered can help reduce the violence in their households. 

Were the grants a one time occurrence?  Or will it be possible for others to receive grants in the future?

Best wishes for continued success with your program!

OKOCHA NKEM
May 01, 2016
May 01, 2016

Thanks for your words of encouragement Kristina,the grant for the women was a one time occurrence, but we continuosly seek for partnerships that will help our women.

Imelda kalaki
May 07, 2016
May 07, 2016

Keep on with the good work.

OKOCHA NKEM
May 07, 2016
May 07, 2016

Thanks Imelda

Tosin Victoria APIRIOLA
May 09, 2016
May 09, 2016

Well done! Economic empowerment of women will surely transform our communities and ensure women have access to sutsainanle livelihoods.

More grease to your elbow Nkem

Regards,

Tosin

WOMEN AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (WOYODEV), Kwara State, Nigeria

OKOCHA NKEM
Jun 05, 2016
Jun 05, 2016

Thanks for your words of encouragement Tosin.

Courtney Randolph
Aug 23, 2016
Aug 23, 2016

I love this! I definitely want to learn how to travel and start my own classes and give away the knowledge that I have to women in developing countries.