Women’s Right and Health Project (WRAHP) launched the WES project on 28th January, 2015 at Nnokwa Progressive Town Union Hall Ejigbo. It created awareness within the community on the WRAHP-WES intervention, the Executive Secretary of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, representatives of Banks, CSOs, and members of the media, beneficiaries and their family members were in attendance. Following the launch, a 2-day Economic Empowerment Workshop was implemented with 30 beneficiaries. The workshop addressed issues including developing a business plan, book keeping, experiences from established entrepreneurs and tips on managing finances in business.

 

Dedicatedly, WRAHP implemented the rent of shops, construction of kiosks or sales-boots according to the various self-identified businesses of the beneficiaries. Provided stocks, relevant equipment and handed them over to beneficiaries at the hand-over ceremony held on the 24th of March 2014, at Nnokwa Progressive Town Union Hall Ejigbo, Lagos. It became a reality for the beneficiaries; they could not but express their joy. Various community actors were present at the event: Pepper Grinders Association Ejigbo, Hairdressers Association Ejigbo, Tailors Association of Agodo-Egbe, others include: Access Bank, Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) Ejigbo and Ikotun units. Business Day Newspaper, THISDAY Nigeria Limited, and Vanguard Newspaper graced the event. The Executive Secretary of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Mr. Jaiye Alabi (ESQ); Community Development and Human Right (CDHR) Ejigbo were also present. The 29 beneficiaries from various communities within Ejigbo and Igando-Ikotun were present; each beneficiary attended the event in the company of one or more relatives or friends.

Esso Exploration and production Nigeria Limited was represented by Mrs. Constance Nwokejiobi, she congratulated the beneficiaries for being part of this great programme and encouraged them to make strides in their supported businesses.