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Based on our over 14 years’ experience in transforming and engaging street-connected children informal educational activities. While grooming and educating the children, we realized providing a sustainable source of income for their mothers would make a huge difference in the quality of their engagement and pace of learning.

It has been proven that women reinvest almost 90% of their income into the family, compared to 30 to 40% by men. This means women spend more on their children—food, shelter, and education—which creates long-term social and economic gains for their communities. This makes them an integral part of ending the cycle of poverty. In fact, if women had the same access to productive resources as men, they could drastically reduce the rate of out of school children in Nigeria.

This was the idea that prompt our Project Empower Me with the aim of providing financial and basic micro business education for the street-connected mothers. This gives the women a hand-up to better support themselves and their families and achieve personal dignity.

The set date for the project 19/07/2020 was more successful than anticipated. The women didn’t just get the microcredit to boost their businesses, but had a training with Wuraola, the CEO of Household impact  a seasoned  financial advisor who spoke to them about the importance of savings and how they can expand their businesses.

In order to encourage savings habit among them and make them see that anyone can save, we rolled out a challenge for everyone that will save an amount from #200 to #500 weekly, for the next 10 weeks, will have her savings doubled.

We also had 3 representatives from the Seriki of Koro Afoju graced the event.

This can’t be a success without the dedication and commitment of our friends and partners, we say God bless you all.

Also to the team-HSKi, you guys are the best.