This project is to train and equip 30 women living in abject poverty in Agu Owa urban slum within Enugu metropolis in tailoring, crocheting, business skills, functional literacy, gender awareness and life skills to enable them provide for education and general well-being of their families and lift them from the cycle of poverty. The women will get one meal a day during the training. After the training, each will be given a sewing machine for start-up.
Agu Owa is an urban slum in Enugu, Nigeria. About 70% of the settlers migrated from villages. Their income cannot meet basic needs. According to United Nations World Commission on Environment (1987) poverty pollutes the environment, creating environmental stress. Those who are poor and hungry will often destroy their immediate environment just to survive. If trained and equipped, their wellbeing and that of their families will be enhanced. They will also step down learning to others.
Training indigent women in tailoring & knitting, leadership skills, functional literacy, financial literacy, gender awareness, life skills and value-added.
The women will be able to make clothes and knitwear for sale to generate income for themselves and their family. They can also open sewing shops. They will become more knowledgeable, self confident and aware of their rights. Skills acquired will be stepped down to family and friends. When women are empowered there is always the ripple effect and society is the better for it.