In recognition of the International Women’s Day, the Nikki Udezue Foundation, NUF has empowered underprivileged widows in a bid to improve their living conditions, enhance their access to basic amenities and resources and increase their self-worth.
The widows were awarded grants to setup small scale businesses or add to already existing ones.
They were monitored through supportive supervision and an ongoing mentorship through a period of time, to track their progress.
The Founder of the Foundation, Nkeiruka Udezue said the gesture followed the successful implementation of the Widows’ Smile 1.1 initiative that took place on the 1st of January 2022, at the target location of pilot phase, which were Nyanya, Mararaba, and Masaka suburbs of the FCT.
The 5 star women of The Widows Smile 1.1 Initiative expressed their gratitude and promised to put the funds into good use.
Nikki Udezue Foundation (NUF) is a youth and woman-led nonprofit organization focused on positively impacting the lives of people in communities, especially marginalized groups, the vulnerable, and the poor, through socio-economic development interventions.
It employs inclusive and community-driven approaches to solve social ills and contribute to the lives of all people in their sphere of limitation by increasing their access to socio-economic, health, security, and development opportunities.