Grooming People for Better Livelihood Centre (Grooming Centre), a micro-finance NGO, on 21st July 2022 renewed its partnership with Sesor Empowerment Foundation with the financial support of N17.841m to provide economic empowerment to 200 displaced women in Lagos and Benue states.
Dr Godwin Nwabunka, the CEO of Grooming Centre in his statement at the MOU-signing and cheque presentation ceremony said “ We are happy we are able to do this again this year. Our aspiration is that this becomes a catalyst to attract more partners to join so that we can raise the critical mass of resources required to help our people. It is such a challenging thing to be an IDP and we need to do something to help our brothers and sisters who are in this condition with their basic needs of food, shelter and livelihood.”
The Executive Director of Sesor, Ier Jonathan-Ichaver in her speech said “We thank the Grooming Family for their hand of support, working with us on this journey and for believing in us. We started at a time when even Nigerians themselves were in denial that we had displaced people. It has indeed been an 8 year journey. It is amazing that when we started this program we started with 21 women and today we are doing 200, that is incredible growth. We look forward to working with more partners in other states because of your support, we will continue to give it our absolute best and spread the love you have been spreading through your support.”
Earlier in the year, both NGOs partnered to provide micro-funds to 106 displaced women in the categories of N30,000 for new participants, N50,000 for second-timers and N80,000 for women who have passed the previous stages to support already existing micro-businesses as well as start-ups. This new MOU will provide support to 200 women, fund relief mission/outreach for displaced persons in IDP camps and settlements in Benue and; provide a grant to cover Sesor’s core operational budget for advocacy and other program-related work.