Knowledge Aid Initiative is committed to creating opportunities for Africa's poorest, most vulnerable and excluded people. This project aims to provide 100 fisherwomen with sustainable funding, financial literacy and good business practices in the riverine community /urban slum of Ilaje Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria. Empowering mothers is the key to ending hunger and with increase family income they will achieve self-sufficiency, educate their children and break the poverty cycle in their family.
Ilaje Bariga women are both fisherwomen and fish sellers and they are living below the poverty line. They face a lot of challenges including lack of access to modern day fishing equipment, funds, financial literacy, good business practices and housing. The families especially children are seriously affected by this poverty. Their children trade with them than go to school, they lack good nutrition, clothing and love and care. Our little contribution would make their world healthy and happy.
The project will provide sustainable funding and use a Train-the Trainer approach to train 100 women on financial Literacy and good business practices in order to earn stable income and in turn enable them make a dignified living. These women will train a total of 400 women in improved methods of fishing, financial literacy and good business practices. The profit from the business will be used by the women to provide good nutrition, improved standard of living and send children to school.
Poverty will be reduced in Ilaje Bariga. 100 women will train 400 women who will use their skills to improve the general health of community. 500 families will be reached through the trained women. families income will be raised and stable.Over 2,500 children will get access to education , good nutrition, equality , love , care and hope . The project will be duplicated in other urban slums across Nigeria to reach more impoverished women and families.