Amplifying the need for self-care, especially for women, founders, Emory Green Limited Liability Company (LLC), Tokunbo and Henry Nasamu have feted widows, single women, and petty traders.
The women, who were selected through various Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) were given food, entertainment, and gifts. They were also given new clothes, N20,000 each and foodstuffs.
Some of the food items shared include yam, rice, bean, Garri, seasoning, cooking oil among others. They also shared toiletries, toothpaste, body spray, roll-on deodorant and soap.
Tokunbo Nasmu said they chose to fete the women because they barely make enough money to pamper themselves.
“These women work so hard and barely make enough to feed the family; they do this every day.
“They make all the money but spend almost none of it on themselves. They don’t have any salon appointments, spa dates, or dinner dates; they simply cannot take a break. Seeing them go about their lives and thinking about these as a routine until their children can afford it, with most of them being too old, sick, or not even alive to experience such made me decide to do this for the people I can. I just want them to relax and be taken care of,” she added.
One of the recipients, Mrs. Oluwaseun Olujimi, expressed happiness that her burden has been lifted.
“I feel lifted, light, and my burden for today is lifted. My husband died seven years ago, and raising four children has been difficult. We don’t always have enough food, and I still know people whose situations are worse because they don’t have anywhere to go. With the current state of the country, I’m sure it must have cost them a lot of money to do this. I ask God to bless this business,” she added.
A widow and beneficiary, Mrs. Beulah Agwu, said: “This is a release from my trauma. I am constantly preoccupied with work and how to care for my children. I was actually persuaded to attend this hangout by my friend, a decision I am so glad I made because I greatly enjoy myself; it is an escape I had no idea what she needed. I advise older widows to take time out to breathe and care for themselves, as they require stability and strength to carry on for themselves and their children.”