The Maikaya Development Foundation on Thursday empowers hundreds of women with cash to boost their businesses.
The vulnerable women who are mostly small scale business owners with almost zero allocation in terms of capital, most especially those who feed from hand to mouth like the ‘Kunu sellers, Akara sellers, Okpa sellers, food sellers, etc who are finding it very difficult to cope in this trying times were carefully selected as beneficiaries of this economic empowerment.
“As an NGO, it is enshrined as part of our corporate social responsibilities to empower the have-nots annually to reduce to the barest minimum the alarming poverty growth in Africa. This time around, we carefully carried out a survey and discovered that the Covid-19 pandemic is on the verge of crippling the economy. There’s virtually no money in circulation. Even though Government is doing everything humanly possible through the conditional cash transfer to ensure that money is in circulation but the overwhelming population is still languishing in abject poverty and squalor. Hence we decided to inject cash into the economy through these women to continue their petty businesses to ensure adequate wealth creation within the polity.
“In doing this, the youthful population is equally not left behind as sizeable number of individuals across the state also benefitted from the largesse of our foundation. I personally took my time to monitor their social media handles and I’m happy that most of them acknowledged receipt of this intervention funds directly in their bank accounts. We were able to do this because we have a comprehensive Data Bank of some selected unemployed youths in the State and not forgetting our vulnerable mothers within the locality.
“In addition to this, the Foundation will equally embark on Ramadan Feeding Program(RFP) using one of the LGAs in Nasarawa State as a model to support those who can’t afford to fend for themselves in this period of total lock down in the country. However, we want to formally appeal to those whom we couldn’t reach to be patient with us as we intensify efforts to touch more lives now and always.
At this juncture, let me place on record our sincere gratitude and appreciation to God Almighty for blessing us with a sincere leader and humanitarian advocate who’s ingenuity and love for humanity cannot be overemphasized. I’m talking about no other person than the Founder, Sole Financier and Chief Executive Officer of MDF, His Excellency, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammed Maikaya(Ciroman Toto). We appreciate you for always being there for humanity. May Allah reward you in abundance.