Nnadozie Foundation tackles systemic poverty and inequality at the very roots by equipping women and girls with the skills, information and resources they need to thrive.
Over 89.6 million people in Nigeria live in poverty and 70% of the people living below
poverty line of less than $1.90 per day are women. Due to the high level of gender
inequality in Nigeria, women generally have less opportunity to get an education, job or
other economic opportunities; making them easy victims of sexual abuse, domestic
violence, early marriage and unfulfilled potentials.
How We Do It:
Our unique and integrated approach to tackling poverty and inequality is highly effective:
Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Training :
We provide training to underserved women and girls on how to start up and grow their businesses, cash flow management, record keeping, marketing and customer service. We connect participants with successful female entrepreneurs who can share their wealth of experience and knowledge in a simplified and straightforward manner for the benefit of those without formal education.
Personal Development Training:
We understand the intimate link between an individual’s mind set and their chances of success. We therefore go to the very roots by addressing the negative belief systems and attitudes which feeds poverty such as low self-esteem, self-doubt, fear, anxiety and stress. Many women and girls in Nigeria have endured generational poverty, deplorable living conditions, gender discrimination amongst others; This has resulted in deep feelings of worthlessness and lack of self-confidence.
To address this, we incorporate lessons on confidence building, leadership, goal setting,
importance of positive beliefs and affirmations and interpersonal communication into our training program. This creates awareness and helps beneficiaries build their confidence which ultimately spurs them to achieve success in their endeavors.
Award of Micro Grants:
Upon completion of training beneficiaries with feasible ideas for small businesses can apply for grants up to a maximum of $1,000. With as little as $500, they are able to start businesses such as tailoring, hairdressing, petty trading or acquire new skills and farm tools to grow their way out of poverty.
Nnadozie foundation continues to provide free business advisory and support to beneficiaries for up to one year.
To ensure wide spread reach, our trainings are delivered through On-line and In- person seminars. Video tutorials are available to online users, who also have the opportunity to join our online community where they can network and share experiences with other women.
Nnadozie Foundation is poised to lift millions of women and girls out of poverty.