Foundation moves to empower over 1,500 women in Lagos
Adonai Empowerment Foundation (AEF), an NGO, will on Saturday, November 20, give N2.5 million worth of business grants to 50 women as well as distribute relief materials to over 1,500 women in Lagos State.
This was disclosed by the Foundation’s Lead Director, Mo Oladapo, at a press briefing on Wednesday in Festac, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area.
According to him, this year’s annual charity event, the 31st in the series, would focus on giving grants for micro and small businesses to women, providing medical checks and drugs for the women as well as distributing relief materials.
Titled “Compassion charity event”, apart from poor widows and aged women who are the main focus of the organisation, other categories of people that would benefit include struggling market women, and orphaned children or children of the poor, as well as struggling young students/entrepreneurs.
In his remarks, the Executive Coordinator, Pastor Richard Minet, said such relief material as foodstuffs like rice, Indomie noodles, and semolina; school bags for school children; clothing materials, like Ankara for the women, among others would be given out to 1,500 families.
He said the Foundation holds the annual event in partnership with other donor agencies including individuals and government agencies.
‘Apart from donor agencies, we have also collaborated in the past with government agencies including the Nigeria Police Force, Ministry of Health and Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation among others,’ he said.