In an effort to raise their standard of living, thereby alleviating poverty amongst their families, Street Business School has empowered not less than 30 indigent women in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Street Business School by SI4DEV is a six months mobile business training designed to serve the unique needs of individuals living in poverty by enabling them to be agent of change, supporting them to start sustainable business ventures such that they can have a reliable income stream long into the future.
Operation/Publicity Manager, Patricia Okolo, while speaking recently on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony for first set of beneficiaries in Orozo and Lugbe-kauta communities in F.C.T, said that the aim of the program was to empower women to develop business concepts with or without finances.
According to Okolo, the Street Business School started in Uganda by the Bead for Life, a non- profit organization on mission to end extreme poverty, is now implementing programme in 14 countries in Africa, adding SI4DEV is the first organisation implementing the Street Business School in Nigeria.
She further revealed that during the training, they taught the women how to generate capital either by doing minimal jobs that didn’t require much of their time, cleaning and doing other things to generate little funds and then starting one or two businesses.