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WASTE RECYCLING FOR WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT TRAINING ON THE 14TH OF NOVEMBER, 2018

The Mothers Pride and development initiative on a resourceful waste recycling training with Mrs Taiwo Olatundun of Industrial development centre, Ikorodu,Lagos state. It was a great success.

About 25 Members from different units of the NGO participated, This exposure was targeted to empower the women and the widows economically. Reason for white men exporting all our waste should have give us a curiosity of what treasures lies in all our pure-water satchets, pet bottles and nylon wraps that are all basic raw materials to produce our waste disposal nylon bags, also can be used to make apron, shower cap and many others.

Mothers pride urges Nigerian Government to encourage this project to really harness eradication of poverty among our women. We believe in empowering the women and widows as empowering the nation.

 

The participants at the training showed enthusiastic in starting with the gathering of nylon as the starting point and later improve to the grinding and later into production as final users of these raw materials that were commonise.

They expressed gratitude to Mrs Taiwo Olatundun
Maltida for given them this great opportunity and showed appreciation to the founder/coordinator( Mrs Titilayo Adelaja) and. Management team of Mother Pride.

  

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SUCCESS ASSURED AS MOTHERS PRIDE EMPOWERS WOMEN/ WIDOWS WITH START-UP CAPITAL

11th Quarterly Empowerment on 18 of August 2018, was a remarkable day in the history of a core feminist organisation.

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Mothers Pride and Development Initiative in a shift for greater achievement in our women/widows quarterly empowerment program, notable and impactful stakeholders were present at the event, ranging from government officials to reputable organization and individuals philanthropist from all works of life. Amongst these are Ogun state Director of Trade Ministry, Mrs Seye and representative of the honorable commissioner for women affairs and social development.

 

The Ogun state Agency For Mass Education were there to certify all graduands on Free Skill Acquisition of Mothers Pride, after adequate evaluation.
More than ever before, the NGO gave more than 300 women,most especially widows food items like yam, rice spaghetti etc
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 After which, 23 women were Empowered with start up capital from #30,000 to #100,000 in their different Cooperative Units of the Organisation.
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Dr Raymond Osho, the CEO of a reputable Health Management Organization (HMO), Life worth Ltd, Educated the women on taking up Health Insurance to prevent unexpected loss of life in term of lack.
The occasion was graced with the national secretary, Commitee for Defence of Human Right (CDHR) Comrade Yinka Folarin who enlightened the women on the fundamental rights also to be full participants in politics to be impactful in the positive change desired by all in Nigeria.
Barr.Maureen Opara also educated the women on Gender Based Violence, The Women Radio FM and Eko fm were present to report the event.
Women in their hundreds testified to the positive impact Mothers Pride had given to them since their participation as a registered member cutting across Lekki, Lagos Island, Mushin, Ibafo, Mowe, Sango ota, Magboro, Ogba area of Lagos and Ogun state axis.
An health organization, Rain International were also present to give free BP Check ups and recommended drug to cure various ailments the women might have. As Mothers Pride believes health is wealth. This program is really a rare opportunity for our women to rise for success.
We employ all philanthropists, international organization, companies to help make our women develop. Helping a woman is helping a generation.
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Report on the Empowerment/Distribution of items

Report on the Empowerment/Distribution of items, Organized by Mothers Pride & Development Initiative, Ogun State, Nigeria. on 8th December 2017 at the Mowe Market town Hall Mowe Ogun State.

The programme started at 10am with an opening prayer session led by Mrs kehinde Janet, followed by national Anthem.

A welcome address was given by Mrs Titilayo  Adelaja as she welcomed all and sundry to the event,  She gave a brief history of the organization, challenge and what they expected in the next year

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She stated that the organization has recorded over 250 participants and has empowered women and widows in the area of skill acquisition, computer training, bead making, make-up, catering etc.

Other special guest that graze the occasion are delegate from the Ogun State government, such as the President for Ogun State Women Council in the person of Alhaja Aliyu, Alhaja Balogun , Mrs Omolokun. Others were Mrs Matilda Olatundun the guest Speaker for the event and Barr (Mrs) Maureen Opara. Other attendees include Otunba Dire Adeoye of City Magazine and Mr Olamilekan Daramola of Orisun Television and Mr Tope Alabi.

The First Speaker, Mrs Matilda Olatundun a businesswoman, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She talks about how women can achieve so much in the recycling business.

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The era of over dependence on men is long gone and now women must rise up and be bold to face whatever challenges that come their way.  She called on women to be more productive as there are many avenues from which one can tap resources from, She gave an instance of wealth generated from waste recycling which is the business she is into and has expressed her desire to train women of the organization in the recycling business in order to have them empowered and to contribute her own quota to the development of MPDI women. There was room for questions to ask which were answered in all, and she advise all beneficiary of revolving loan without interest to be faithful with the repayment, so it can go round.

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The Second Speaker, Barr. (Mrs)Maureen Opara, an erudite lawyer from the chambers of Ubberima Fidae Solicitors Lagos State, she spoke on gender equality and domestic violence on women.

Mothers Pride and Development Initiative has initiated another arm to see to those that have related issues for advice and counseling.

Mrs Olawope an attendee of the event gave instance of how she rose from her challenges of not been educated to now been an educated person as she was very zealous and determined to get education by all means. She encouraged women to brace up in all their circumstances and to believe in themselves. There is no need of losing hope after all. She said that the death of one’s spouse should not make one resort to prostitution or other social vices just to make ends meet.

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There were talks given by Alhaja Balogun and Alhaja Aliyu of the Ogun State Women Council which stressed on the need for women to be focused notwithstanding any challenges they may be faced with at any time

The Founder of Mothers’ Pride thanks all for their support and promised to achieve greater things in the years to come. She promised to work hand in hand with the Coordinators in various units within and outside Ogun State, so that all issues can be adequately handled and resolved where necessary.

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Cheques of loan without interest were given to three women, presented to the Beneficiaries by one the invited guest.

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In other to have a continuous cash flow in MPDI, the initiative lunches other new product (Mothers pride liquid soap, toilet wash, germicide, insecticide ).

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A total of 195 persons were in attendance made up largely of the womenfolk. The women came from all walks of life and even within and outside Ogun State.

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The event came to an end by 2.30 pm with the closing prayer led by Alhaja Balogun .

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CARE & SHARE, August 2017 Report

Invited guest include: Mrs. ADEDOKUN OMOLOLA .L.(Ministry Of Women Affairs ), MRS AJIRAYO BOLANLE  S.A to E. food Limited, Mrs. Abbas from GNI (Great Nigeria Insurance) MISS KIKELOMO WOLEOSHO an Advocate on sexual abuse, MR ADEBANJO WISDOM the Director of Back to School NGO. IMG-20171128-WA0007

The program started at 10:30 A.M  with the national anthem,  a  welcome address was given by MPDI assistant coordinator Mrs G. Ogunbanwo, while she introduce MPDI program and the objectives of the to the invited guests and how they too can contribute. (Time spend 15 Mins.)

After the welcoming address  a key note was deliver by Mrs. ADEDOKUN OMOLOLA from Ministry Of Women Affairs tagged: “Discovering your potentials as a women”, she talks about the problem women are facing after losing their love one, especially those that are NOT empowered with skilled acquisition or those that are NOT educated.

How can they discover the inbuilt potential in them?  The section was charge with questions and answer.(Time spend 45 mins.)IMG-20171128-WA0008

Testimonies were share among the women that have benefited from MPDI empowerment programs.(Time spent 10 min)IMG-20171128-WA0002

The founder of MPDI also gave her speech about the initiative and explains the progress and achievement since the establishment of MPDI, which aims at empowering the women of circumstances with knowledge, finance and distributing of food stuffs to needy, which has really been supportive to rural women and widows so to create a better nation of peace. She also spoke about the progress and the revolving method since the launching of LOAN WITHOUT INTEREST in Dec 2016 and how this new project includes ADULT EDUCATION has benefited many women of circumstances to breaking some of their financial odds. (Time spend 15 mins.)IMG-20171128-WA0005

Empowerment time: 18 women which included mostly widows, benefited the LOAN WITHOUT INTEREST to support their trades and every attendees went home with a package of food items and toiletries.

The event came to a close at about 1:20 P.M with a vote’s of Thanks by Barrister.  Legal Dept.. IMG-20171128-WA0006

Venue: Mowe Town  Hall, Ogun State, Nigeria.

No. of Attendant: 145 Women only.

 

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Support our Women, Support Mother’s Pride

We noticed that the maltreatment of widows is very common in our society today,they are subjected to physical and emotional abuses. Majority suffer from financial challenges when their husbands pass onto glory. These is because they were either full time house wives with no job or business, or their in-laws possessing the property left for them or the late husband leaving nothing for them…some could be lack of education

With all these challenges, the women leave their children to find food /money ,etc…These children are exposed to a harsh life on the street,early marriage for the girl child,rape,stealing, etc.

MPD Initiative saw these and realized that if the women especially the widows and the less privileged are empowered and educated then the WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE.

Mother’s pride and development initiative was founded in Dec 2012, initially focused on youths vocational training and started reaching out to widows in march 2015 till date, putting smiles and changing the lives of the less privileged through empowerment, motivational speech, education, giving food stuffs and other helpfull materials.. Over five hundred (500) women has benefited from her program.

THE AMAZING NEWS
Mother’s pride and development initiative (MPDI) will continue with its noble course on her loan without interest to assist the women of circumstances, especially the widows in the rural communities.
This particular project was launched in December 2016 and the project has benefited more than ten(10) women,amongst over 203 who are duly registered as member.
As its a revolving thing, and the widows kept coming, We wish our supporter more grace.

Please contact us for your support,
No matter how little it will go a long way…Almighty God will reward you bountifully.

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LOAN WITHOUT INTEREST

Mother pride development initiative is a registered  NGO,  with the aim of helping the less privilege in the society. Our priority is to make a difference and be a crusader of GIVING LIFE A MEANING through counseling, vocational skill acquisition, and empowerment .

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In the past years we have trained more than 100 youths, empowered more than fifty less Privileged women including widows with either or both, startup capital, grinding machines and goods.

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a visit to the resident of one of our members

We introduced cooperative society to them with the aim of helping them to have a savings habit and to provide easy access to loan.

In a survey we carried out on  “overcoming business challenges ” 92% of the widows  attested that, access to finance is their major setback, in the light of this MPDI, decided to introduce a LOAN FREE INTEREST SCHEME with the aim of encouraging destitute women mostly widows to expand their existing businesses.

The loan interest free scheme will provide a platform for a free business oriented training with emphasis on financial management, with the aim of ensuring that our beneficiaries have adequate knowledge on business and finance management, to ensure positive returns of collected loans and a sustainable cash flow.

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We have been able to increase the interest of our women in savings and I am very proud to say that almost 100% of our women have positive savings habit. With this progress we are certain that we would cross more bridges towards achieving our mandate of reducing poverty mostly among women.

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a widow, receiving the free interest loan for business support

If individuals, government, institutions and organizations participate in supporting us with this initiative, we would be able to put massive smile on the faces our women who are victims of circumstances.

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We employ you to become a stakeholder, in this crusade MAKE OUR WIDOWS SMILE; you will not only help a woman!  A widow !  But you will be helping a generation of women who will become change agents because of your acts of generosity! Remember if you help a woman you have helped a generation!

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Overcoming business challenges as a woman/ widow

In rural communities women especially widows are treated with little or no respect if they are unable to meet responsibilities imposed on them. This responsibilities often emerge from their in laws, family members, community leaders and members of the society, because much is expected of them . As a result of this they are mostly concerned about starting up a trade or doing menial jobs if they do not have access to a farm land.

Sometimes circumstances force women to give their children up for abduction,house-help, apprenticeship,  hoping they would have access to educational aide, and basic needs.

Many parents marry off their girls to escape catering for her needs and meeting responsibilities.

Male children often go into farming, and sometimes hawking to meet ends need.

This scenario has not been favorable for so many families and children as they are often victims of domestic violence, abuse, poor nutrition,  disparity in education, sexual harassment to mention a few.

When it comes to women efforts in running or starting their various businesses all conditions are likely to become rigid and frustrating as they sometimes allow themselves to be overwhelmed by their problems and emotions.

This in turn can have a negative impact on their business,  affect their customer base, and goods turn over.

It is of paramount importance for women to be trained and taught emotional intelligence ,business management and finance, it often becomes an unbearable challenge if they are unable to carry out business activities successfully.

The knowledge of this can help women to manage crisis resulting from gender differences, making integrity based decisions regarding their female children and becoming the change they want to see in their community.

In the light of this, their is a need to empower women and support them at all times, to accomplish this mission MPDI,

The initiative had decided to focus more on women empowerment in 2016 by creating an environment for SME “small medium enterprising” that will empower and train women, more on how to manage their businesses, and will also support women that needs a start-up capital for business, through the co-operative society.

 

on the topic “Overcoming Business Challenges” spoke majorly on conditions leading to collapse in businesses. Some of the issues mentioned are:IMG_20160409_155258.jpg

The guest speaker of the day, Mrs, Stephany Nwanmah

The manner of approach to customers: she said complementing your customer and wearing a cheerful look when approaching a customer can make him/her purchase your goods even when he/she does not have need nor interested in buying.

Sipasi Olalekan an agricultural consultant was invited to enlighten them more on neighbourhood agriculture and how necessary it is for women to engage in it.In order to support feeding in the family.IMG_20160409_142132.jpg

The cooperative society meeting was also introduced as a means of financial empowerment.

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women with the potential to influence others were selected to be trained on how they can empower themselves and others

Food items were also distributed as the meeting came to a close.

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During our 5th meeting /follow up on agricultural neighbourhood farming , we got testimonies from the women who had put the agricultural teaching into practice confesses they were able to feed and  meet some of their financial obligations.

Medical volunteered team also came to speak on health matters and also assisted to check there health status while drugs were prescribed accordingly.

Six (6) women were empowered according to their area of business, four women were supported with drinks and noodles to support their petty trading, one woman was supported with 60 liters of kerosene to start up again her collapsed business and one woman was supported with cash to revive her yam selling business.

Mrs. Rabiu Latifat, a widow from Mowe community, Mrs. Modinat Olabisi, a widow from Mowe community, Enilolobo Folashade, a widow from Pakuro community, Mrs. Adebayo Janet a widow from Ibafo community.gift1.jpg

Mrs. Iyabo Adisa not a widow but single parent from Ibafo received 60 Litters of Kerosene product to revive her collapsed Kerosene business. And Mrs Adedeji Yemisi also a widow from Ibafo received a monetary support to finance her yam business.IMG_20151211_153037

All these presentations were done by the guest speaker Mrs Stephany , Nwanmah who also admonished each of the beneficiaries to make judicious use of every item presented to them, so it can better their lots and then advised MPDI director to set up a monitoring team towards ensuring that every beneficiary make use of the items given to them for the purpose of which they were given and how it is helping to improve their financial status.

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Other women/widows in attendance also received gift/food items.

 

 

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surviving widowhood life

Women still face lots of social issues and problems all through their life which are big struggle for them right from birth. Women are considered as burden for their parents, husband’s family and s…

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surviving widowhood life

Women still face lots of social issues and problems all through their life which are big struggle for them right from birth.

Women are considered as burden for their parents, husband’s family and society when transitioning from being a wife to a widow.

People think that widows are here only to consume money their whole life , forgetting how most men frowned to women being entrepreneurs.

Aside that some women still face the tribulations of rituals while transitioning , it is believed in some communities that widows must go through a sacrifice of sanctification to prove them innocent.

This sometimes leave them with some psychological deficit which affects their whole being.

Some women would go into begging as a means of survival.

Not withstanding , MPDI believe that widows can still live a happy and sustainable life if only they are counsel,  empowered and given opportunities to learn skills , and taught business and financial management as a way of educating them towards literacy and self empowerment.

Also if they are given the necessary support to start and grow their businesses life will be a whole lot easier for widows.

Men should be encouraged to allow their wives to run a small business or learn a skill even if they do not want her working for someone else.

Women should save for rainy days as well , as we prepare for Christmas should be the same way we prepare for the unknown.

Another common problem for widows is  discrimination, which they face from their  husbands family, neighbors, friends, also illiteracy, lack of proper education on business management, poor ability in crisis management,  sudden responsibility for catering for their households , rape, sexual harassment , social exclusion,  trauma, are some of the  big issues for widows in most communities.

However, a lot of positive changes has occurred in the widows status in Mowe and it’s environs  as a number of Widows are being empowered and counsel through MOTHER’S PRIDE AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE .

Also a co-operative is being introduced to the members of the society with the aim of encouraging a saving habit which can rescue them in the rainy season.

The initiative decided to focus more on women empowerment in 2016 by creating an environment for SME “small medium enterprising” that will empower and train women, more on how to manage their businesses, and will also support women that needs a startup capital for business, through the co-operative society.

There were two donation of grinding machines, presented to the widows for free. Mrs. Kafayat Ajadi and Mrs. Adebowale Bolanle both widows were the beneficiaries of grinding machines at random while other gift/food items were distributed to all the  widows in attendance.

Mrs. Adebowale Bolanle is a native of Odogbolu LGA in ogun state, lives in mowe. She is 42 years, lost her husband in  2013 and has since then lives as a widow. She is a petty trader and takes care of three children between age 7 and 15. According to her, it has not been easy but gave glory to God for sustaining her. She won a grinding machine as a result of a raffle draw on the occasion. She expressed her appreciation to the management of the organization and also spoke on how the machine will be of help in providing financial assistance in training her young children.gift1.jpg

Mrs. Kafayat Ajadi is a native of Ede North LGA in Osun State but lives at

Anuoluwapo Street, Papa, Ibafo, Ogun State. She is 32 years, lost her husband in 2014. She works as a cleaner in a local bakery, has four children between age 3 and 12. According to her, life became so tough after the death of her husband without any support from relation or community where she lives. She struggled to feed the children. There was evidence on her face as she shed tears narrating her story. She was very happy when she won the raffle draw of a grinding machine; she expressed her appreciation to the management of the organization.20151211-0044

MOTHER’S PRIDE AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE  will appreciate any partnership ,volunteer sponsorship and donation to help promote a sustainable future for widows through skills acquisition , empowerment  and support .20151211-0078.jpeg

This empowerment program was  held On Friday, 11th December, 2015.

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Mrs. Adelaja Titilayo the visionary of this initiative spoke about her passion for the initiative and the cost implications.

This NGO needs to carter for more widows and the less privileged in our communities,  please infer us to any philanthropist,organization,or institution, to enable us do more for rural communities.

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