Yelutide: Group supports 500 vulnerable women in FCT and environs
v id="m_4496103532692681123yiv5396751253yMail_cursorElementTracker_1607844614237">Ahead of the Christmas celebration, an Abuja based Non Governmental Organisation, Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja, has rolled out its reach-out programme for over 500 vulnerable women across the territory and neighboring states of Nasarawa, Niger and Kogi.
The foundation also distributed assorted food items and clothings as part of activities to mark its 20th anniversary and end of year reach-out and empowerment programme for vulnerable women and children in rural communities.
"We are here this morning to mark our 20th anniversary and at the same time do our usual annual reach-out programme for widows and orphans across the FCT and the neighbouring states of Nasarawa, Niger and Kogi.
"It has been our philosophy and our slogan that "nobody is too poor to give and nothing is too small to give". However, we at Helpline Foundation have decided to focus more on skill acquisition programmes and empowerment of the vulnerable as we can witness today," she stressed.
She, however, commended the present administration for demonstrating commitment in ensuring that women are able to access available grants designed for women empowerment, adding that the FCT Gender Department under the Social Development Secretariat has lived up to its mandates.
Ahmadu also commended Make a Difference for the Needy Foundation, Ladies of Grace, Right Healthcare Foundation, amongst others for their purposeful partnership over the years.
Also speaking, one of the beneficiaries and coordinator of Bwari women, Mrs. Terdoo Ubah, commended the foundation for its steadfastness in women empowerment, revealing that the revolving loan scheme launched by the foundation has empowerment over 200 widows in Bwari area council of the territory.
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