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Nestlé empowers more Nigerian Women, doles out cash

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Nestlé empowers more Nigerian Women, doles out cash








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Nestlé Nigeria has empowered
32 women from Ikorodu in Lagos, hence adding to the 250 beneficiaries of the Nestlé
Nigeria’s Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria Project.

The company has through the programme been
helping rural women in Nigeria to build financial security and improve their standard
of living.

This is achieved through training, mentorship, and grants in form of
Nestlé products. Beneficiaries of the program are female retailers in Nestlé
Nigeria’s value chain.
Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria aims to help beneficiaries scale up
their businesses and sustain the new level of up to three times the size of their
existing businesses. Each beneficiary receives grants valued at 300% of their
monthly sales in form of Nestlé products, business training and a 3-month
mentorship programme.
Each beneficiary is linked to a mentor for one-on-one
coachingover the three months, to ensure their success.
At the induction of the thirty-two new beneficiaries in Ikorodu recently, Nestlé
Nigeria’s Commercial Manager, Mr. Khaled Ramadan said, “We are pleased with
the success of the 250beneficiaries of Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in
Nigeria andare delighted by the opportunity to include 32 more today. With this
addition, 282 women across five geopolitical zones of Nigerianow have a unique
opportunity to scale up their businesses by 300%. We are confident that the new
beneficiarieswill also transform their businesses, making the best use of the
support Nestlé is providing through training, mentorship and grants in form of
Nestlé products.”
Mr. Phranklin Audu, Head, Partnerships & Training at FD Consults, implementation
partner of Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria Projects Aid, “As an NGO
focused on empowering people to improve their livelihoods, we are thrilled by the
impact of this project on rural communities. Over 80% of the beneficiaries have
seen their incomes grow and can support their families better.
One of them is Blessing Abayi, a single mother from Bauchi.Blessing used to
struggle with paying her children’s school fees, but after three months in the
program, she told us that for the first time, she paid the fees in full and on time,
thanks to her growing business. We are inspired by her story and others like it.”
FD Consult is an NGO With are cordon equipping businesspeople in rural areas
with the information and skills they need to increase their household income and
improve their standards of living.

The inclusion in Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria Was well received by
the beneficiaries in Ikorodu. One of them, Mrs. Olubunmi Adeoye, expressed her
gratitude to Nestlé for the opportunity to be part of the project. “I am so happy
that Nestlé chose me to benefit from this program. It is a wonderful opportunity,”
she said.Another beneficiary, Mrs. Bukola Ajala, praised Nestlé for the
empowerment and the free goods they provided, saying, “I have not seen any
empowerment like this before. I know I am going to the next level.”
Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria Project began in August 2021, with
50 female retailers from the suburbs of Abuja. The program has expanded to
include more women from the South-East, North-East, South-South,and South
West, including Lagos. Over 80%of beneficiaries have reported an increase of
100% to 200% in their business growth within three months of joining the
The Best performing beneficiary, Mrs.Oghenetega Delight Jombo, Of Jimbo
Stores, Port Harcourt, reached a business growth of675% within 6months of
joining the program, and has sustained a monthly turnover ofoverN547,623.67
Nestlé’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Victoria
Uwadoka, reiterates the company’s commitment to building thriving
communities by improving household incomes. Nestlé Empowering Rural
Women in Nigeria Project is one of the ways through which Nestlé Nigeria is
Creating Shared Value along her value chain.

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