POVERTY ALLEVIATION : NGO Empowers 20 Widows in Kogi Central



A non governmental Organisation ,the Modupe Smith Foundation,out of its humanitarian concerns and the need to Empower widows living in extreme poverty in Okene and its environs in Kogi state of Nigeria has designed a lifeline project to alleviate poverty within women’s fold in the state.

The Organization, founded by Canadian based philanthropist, Mrs Motunrayo Raji started by registering 20 widows, who do not have any source of income to support themselves and their children and thereby live in abject poverty.

The project is designed to provide succour to each of the widows, by relieving their sufferings with the cash gifts, food items and wrappers and subsequently training them in various skills and trades , this will offer them the opportunity to make long term achievements in their various businesses and trades and becoming independent and self-reliance.

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The Founder also pledges to add value to their lives by creating a tripartite opportunity for them, first by creating a friendly environment for them, where the widows would be counselled and interact with other widows like them, volunteers and staff of the Organization.

The founder who through her spokesperson, reiterated that a lot of widows and vulnerable children are living in abject poverty in Kogi state and other places in Nigeria, promised to create a level playing ground for them to strive better in the society, she added that after the loss of their loved ones, they run into socio -economic crisis, she promise to train them in various trades & skills acquisition.

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Mrs Motunrayo Raji pledged her commitment to making her contribution to humanity, by touching the lives of indigent women and vulnerable children lives positively, saying that this is just the beginning, the organization wish to increase the number of recipients as it grows.

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