Abuja - Develop Africa, an international non-governmental organisation, has established initiatives to work with women at grassroots level in Oyo State.
The organisation is adopting a bottom-up approach, it said, to identify key issues faced by women within their communities.
According to information obtained by CAJ News, the programme aims to empower HIV-positive women, who are often ostracised from their communities due to the social stigma associated with the virus.
The programme will also focus on women from low-income backgrounds and often with little to no education who unable to adequately support themselves or their families.
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“This programme aims to provide women with a means of generating a reliable income by establishing small, sustainable workshops and businesses, where they can produce and sell a variety of products and services such as food provisions, hairdressing, or catering,” the organisation said.
Development Africa added it would finance the preliminary start-up costs and provides on-going management training workshops to facilitate their development and expansion.
The programme has created 54 shops, which have a substantive impact on numerous families by providing disenfranchised women with a means of empowering themselves within their communities.
- CAJ News