Women Empowerment a top priority

Posted October 1, 2015 from Nigeria
Women Empowernment
Women Empowernment: Bead Making (1/1)

Grassroot movement buiding for me is mobilizing women to create change in their family and community. If a women can create change in her family,it will inturn affect her community.

A woman given the right opportunity and rsource can be sourceful in her endevours.Through Pathfinder initiatives i planned to give a short term soft loan to hard working women to either start up a new business or compliement and existing one by the month of December 2015.

I remember last year october 2014, the government of Lagos state then,organise a training on women empowerment where women were trained in different vocation.Hundreds of women turned up for this programme and were trained in different vocation for three weeks at the end where given cetificate ,i was part of the programme because i was not working at that particular time, i learnt bead accessories making.

If we empower women economically then she will inturn make a change in her own communty.

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Comments 5

  • SamanthaCarroll
    Oct 07, 2015
    Oct 07, 2015


    Thank you for sharing your story, and welcome!

    You speak of grassroots starting in the home, which was a new perspective for me because I always imagined it began in the community. However, I think you are right. Family is the first community, and the easiest one to influence. 

    I was excited to hear you supporting fellow women in their business efforts. I hope that you can provide that loan and help change someones life! Having income, especially income from your own personal creations, is one of the best ways to empower someone. 

    I look forward to hearing more about your journey soon.



  • Olubee
    Oct 13, 2015
    Oct 13, 2015

    Samantha, thanks for you for your encouragement. I real wish i can do much in granting loan at a low intrest rate, my income wont go a long way. I really need support. Thanks Love Bukola

  • Jewels5484
    Oct 09, 2015
    Oct 09, 2015

    Dear Olubee,

    Giving a loan to a woman to start a small business will make a huge difference in her life. In the U.S. we have a saying, “pay it forward.” It means if you receive a gift, donation or kind action from someone, it is your duty to offer the same to another person in need. With the training you received, you can now pay it forward to other women.

    Thank you for sharing your story. If we all act on ways we can pay it forward, we will lessen the hardships of inequality one simple step at a time. 


  • Olubee
    Oct 13, 2015
    Oct 13, 2015

    Julie dear , i appreciate your view, sincerely i have not been able to do much in the area of giving loan to women in my community. But i know if there is a will there is a way

    Love Bukola

  • Leslie Stoupas
    Oct 13, 2015
    Oct 13, 2015


    The best model for others is the woman who has done it herself! You clearly understand the value of small loans for women. I wonder if there are oganizations that you can reach out to who can help you help women in your community? I look forward to seeing how you bring your ideas forward!


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