Innovative Solution to Development (ISD) Initiative, a community based organisation, has disbursed
funds to 209 caregivers of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Bwari Area Council of the FCT,
ISD’s team Lead for Bwari, Mr Nicholas Ugbenyen, said the event was one of its several interventions,
adding that the current beneficiaries were selected from 3,500 households in communities within the
He said some of the recipients were already business owners seeking to expand while some were just
Mr Ugbenyen added that the organisation conducted feasibility studies in collaboration with the
beneficiaries before disbursing the funds. He pointed out that there are systems in place to monitor and evaluate the activities of the beneficiaries to ensure they are consistent with the expectations of ISD and their donors.
Mrs Ugonna Udobi, one of the recipients of the initial set of intervention, said though she isn’t bound to ISD by tribe or religion, she is a beneficiary of their goodwill and it has transformed her life.
Mrs Hajara Aliyu, another beneficiary, said she supports her husband and children with the proceeds
from the business ISD helped her to establish. She admonished the current set of recipients to make judicious use of the assistance to improve their economic standing.
ISD carries out its activities with support from its partners like the Centre for Disease Control, Institute
for Human Virology Nigeria and others.