Saturday, 12 March 2016

When women work, economy grow

Dreams from the slum initiative is committed in her approach in making the dreams and aspirations of children living in slums become a reality and this is achieved via three pronged approach "Education, Empowerment and Mentorship.

"Poverty is one of the reasons why alot of children are out of school and one way to curb this is by Empowering women" - Isaac success.

In honor of International Women's Day in 2015, we empowered two vulnerable women living in the slum, and within a year, we are inspired at the impact that our support has made in their life.


Enjoy the excerpt;

We met with MRS ADEOSUN FATIMOH, an hard working and energetic woman of five kids, who had a skill in bead making but had no tool to enable her make money from the business.
Mrs Adeosun Received voucher for her working tool
She tries so hard to fend for her family, but two of her kids were out of school because her source of income wasn’t strong enough.
Dreams from the slum initiative provided her with the tools she needed for her bead making business during International Womens Day in 2015.
Within a year, Mrs Adeosun Fatimoh makes a minimum of N3,000 on a weekly base, and she has been able to send two of her kids who were out of school back into school.
She is currently planning to purchase a lot of materials for her bead making business so she can stock them up for sales and make more money.
Now she enjoys her bead making job.

According to her,… ‘’Last year, that support help me a lot and I am grateful that you people came to my aid’’.



We also met with Mrs  Adekanbi Funke who is a mother of ten children few days after she lost her husband.
 She sells cooked noodles to people in the community but had serious issues with her stove which was licking beneath and this affected her sales cum profit. She had no money to get another stove so didn’t plan for it not until she met with Dreams from the slum initiative.
Mrs Adekanbi received her new cooking stove.

Knowing how difficult and demanding it is to cater for 10 children of which only 7 are in school while three others are out of school, Dreams from the slum initiative was inspired to meet the need by providing her with a two burner stove.

Mrs adekambi at work.

Within a year, Mrs Adekanbi Funke has been able to send her kids back to school because her daily profit increased by 100% after the donation of the stove.

We believe that supporting this women will help their children remain in school that is why dreams from the initiative is also committed to empowering women

When more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labour force participation—or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labour force participation.

Would you like to sponsor the empowerment of women in remote and desolate communities slum?
Send us a mail dreamsfromtheslum@gmail.com

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