Empowering 250 Imeko Women In - Business Start Up

by AnneGift Foundation Vetted since 2015


This project is aimed at helping 250 women of Imeko attain economic independence. Until now, an average woman of this own rely on the husband for virtually all responsibilities of home up-keeping. The idea of a single unpredictable income translates into increased poverty and lack. This situation. too, means the woman suffering nil or low esteem. It is therefore, our opinion that these women be supported with ideas of a second income to complement that of the husband earning below $5 a week.

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Presently, the women of Imeko have no voice, for a fact that they are not contributing to home upkeep. This has reduced the women to a life of servitude and abuse from their husbands. In an attempt to make ends meet, some women have resorted to extra marital affairs. This illicit affairs are punishable by ostracizing in some parts of the community. There is attending problems of poverty of malnutrition that encourages women going into prostitution. There is equally an increase in divorce rates.


Women will be gainfully employed, bringing in 2nd income to their homes, allowing them to develop self esteem. It will eradicate suffering from abusive husbands. They will be positively engaged not to think of going into prostitution. Also this will reduce divorce rate. There will be enough to feed the family and eradicate malnutrition.

Long-Term Impact

There will be a wider community development where women will be useful in making quality contribution to community development. There will be an embrace of social values of marital respect and dignity. Divorce rates will be low, if not completely shunned. There will be less money committed to ensuring people live healthy life due to taking proper meals or diet. The influx of women to the metropolis to engage in prostitution will be discouraged. It will encourage gender equality.



Organization Information

AnneGift Foundation

Location: Lagos - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​www.annegiftfoundation.org
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Twitter: @AnneGift Foundation
Project Leader:
Aderonke Adelowo Dugdale
Lagos, Nigeria

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