Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria

by WealthyGen, Inc.
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Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
Provide Better Life For Widows in Nigeria
beneficiary with her brand new weaving machine
beneficiary with her brand new weaving machine

Dear WealthyGen Supporter,

WealthyGen is happy to share our progress report on the "Provide Better Life for Widows" project. Although we sent you a final progress report on March 12, 2019, this project will continue to be ongoing, and we received aditional donations from kind-hearted individuals just like you.

The WealthyGen Women Empowerment Project at Iyiowa Odekpe, Anambra State, Nigeria was everything, and then more!

"There are some things you will do for someone, the person will continue to shed tears of joy…" – Beneficiary’s neighbor

Stella, a widow with thre (3) chldren was struggling to feed her kids after the loss of her husband. Although she is a trained tailor, but, she could not afford to replace her broken sewing machine. She also could not afford to pay rent for a store at an accessible location for her tailoring work.

Without aceess to a good working sewing machine and a store, she had no source of income and was struggling to feed her children.

As a result, her her kids dropped out of school. She strugged and could not get any help from anyone.

The Empowerment 

Through the Women Empowerment Project (WE Project), WealthyGen established a custom tailoring business for Stella, so that she can use her already acquired skill to earn sustainable livelihood and feed her children.

We purchased brand new sewing machine, weaving machine, tailoring materials and supplies. WealthyGen also opened and funded a savings account for Stella. 

In addition, we provided financial literacy training to equip her with the knowledge to use financial services, manage her money and grow her business.

Through women empowerment, Stella now has a sustainable livelihood activity. Through this, she can earn sustainable income, ffed her family and send her kids back to school.

With her brand new sewing machine
With her brand new sewing machine
Beneficiary and her children
Beneficiary and her children
Financial Literacy training
Financial Literacy training
Financial Inclusion - Account Opening
Financial Inclusion - Account Opening
Financial Inclusion
Financial Inclusion
The prep - Equipment purchased
The prep - Equipment purchased
Store rented and paid for
Store rented and paid for
The prep - equipment set-up
The prep - equipment set-up
Grand opening
Grand opening
Empowered woman
Empowered woman

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#Josproject
#Josproject

Dear WealthyGen Supporters,

 

In early December 2018, we provided an interim report detailing our project kickoff and how we use your generous donations to provide better lives for widows in Nigeria.

We are happy to report that WealthyGen has completed the full empowerment project for two widows in Nigeria. As stated in our interim report,The first beneficiary is from in Ukpo in Anambra State Nigeria. She has 7 children. Because she does not have any source of livelihood, she is not able to enroll her kids in school, and some are given out to live as housemaids with other families without possibilities of receiving any education. This is our #UkpoProject

 

The second widow is from Jos, Plateau State Nigeria. She has 4 kids. She is also struggling to fight poverty and feed her children, who have already been withdrawn from school. This is our #JosProject.

 

For each of these projects, the three (3) components of our WE Project were implemented:

1. Financial Education:We provided financial education to each of these widows to equip them with basic money management skills.

 2. Financial Inclusion & Support Fund: WealthyGen opened savings account for the widows and deposited a Support Fund of twenty thousand Naira (N20,000) equivalent of $57. This will help them to practice their newly learned money management skills. The support fund will also put food on their tables until the business/activity takes off successfully.

3. Enterprise Development: For each of the widows, we interviewed them to determine their sills and passion, and then, we empowered them fully with their chosen activities at no cost to them.

 

Widow 1 -  #UkpoProject 

WealthyGen empowered Mrs. Chinenye Mmaribe with hair braiding business Rather than opening a typical hair-dressing salon (fully equipped with the tools and supplies to help her succeed) as we offered, she chose to focus on hair braiding and would rather do this among her fellow women in the market and as part of a union of hair braiders. WealthyGen registerd her with the union by paying the dues and purchasing all the items required to gain full membership and secure a braiding spot in the market among the other women. We also purchased all the supplies needed to help her succeed in using her talent for hair-braiding to provide better life for herself and her children.

 

Here is the link to full vdeo report: https://youtu.be/mIxt4kuVkqc

 

Widow #2: #JosProject

We determined that Sa’adatu Baraya has the skills and the passion for retail sales of food items. Hence, we rented a retail store space and paid the rent for one year. The store costs twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000), equivalent of $71. WealthyGen purchased all the marketable products, equipped the store and handed over to the widow.

Read the full video report: https://youtu.be/Y9T7N8YRuPI

 

Tank you so much for providing better life for widows in Nigeria.

 

To learn more about us, visit https://wealthygen.org

Email: info@wealthygen.org

Call: +1 (301) 232-8384

#UkpoProject
#UkpoProject

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Financial Literacy & Inclusion - Account opening
Financial Literacy & Inclusion - Account opening

Dear WealthyGen Supporters,

 

Through your generous donations, WealthyGen is close to fully setting up two widows with sustainable livelihood activities they have chosen and that we have assessed them as having the skills and capabilities to run successfully.

Our Women Empowerment Project (WE Project) kicked off with two widows.

The first beneficiary is from in Ukpo in Anambra State Nigeria. She has 7 children. Because she does not have any source of livelihood, she is not able to enroll her kids in school, and some are given out to live as housemaids with other families without possibilities of receiving any education. This is our #UkpoProject

The second widow is from Jos, Plateau State Nigeria. She has 4 kids. She is also struggling to fight poverty and feed her children, who have already been withdrawn from school. This is our #JosProject.

WealthyGen implements its WE Project in three (3) components:

Financial Literacy and Inclusion: WealthyGen began the #UkpoProject by providing personal finance training to enhance her financial literacy skills and introduce her to the use of formal financial services. During this training, we discovered that the widow and her children had no food and no hopes of anything to eat. This required immediate intervention and could not wait till the completion of the project. WealthyGen intervened, and supplied food items worth fifty thousand naira (N50000); an equivalent of $142. This supply can last the family for up to 2 months.

With hunger problem taken care of, WealthyGen opened a savings account for her to begin to use formal financial services and put the newly learned money management skills into practice.

Support Fund: The savings account was opened with a Support Fund of twenty thousand Naira (N20,000) equivalent of $57. This will continue to put food on her table until the business/activity she will establish takes off successfully.

Enterprise Development: The preliminary interview / screening reveals her passion and talent for hairdressing. Rather than opening a typical hair-dressing salon (fully equipped with the tools and supplies to help her succeed) as we offered, she chose to focus on hair braiding and would rather do this among her fellow women in the market and as part of a union of hair braiders. WealthyGen is in the process of registering her with the union by paying the dues and purchasing all the items required to gain full membership and secure a braiding spot in the market among the other women. We are also purchasing all the supplies needed to help her succeed in using her talent for hair-braiding to provide better life for herself and her children.

The second beneficiary - #JosProject

The preliminary screening for #JosProject reveals her entrepreneurial skills and passion for retail sales of food items. Hence, we kicked off her empowerment project by securing a retail store space and paid the rent for one year. The store costs twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000), equivalent of $71. WealthyGen is currently purchasing all the marketable products to equip the store with. We will also be completing the financial literacy and inclusion component and provide support fund.

We will provide full report of these projects when they are fully completed.

To learn more about us, visit https://wealthygen.org

Email: info@wealthygen.org

Call: +1 (301) 232-8384

First beneficiary - Account opening
First beneficiary - Account opening
Relief Materials
Relief Materials
Second Beneficiary
Second Beneficiary
Store rented and paid for
Store rented and paid for

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WealthyGen, Inc.

Location: Hyattsville, MD - USA
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Twitter: @wealthygen
WealthyGen, Inc.
Dr. Charity Ezenwa-O
Project Leader:
Dr. Charity Ezenwa-O
Hyattsville, MD United States

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