Group, Coca-Cola equip 5,000 women
A NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisation, Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation, has collaborated with Coca-Cola Foundation to equip 5,000 women with vocational skills and training on business.
The grant, awarded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, is part of efforts to continually make a difference in the lives of women who remain pillars of the society.
The capacity building program tagged ‘Catalyst for Change’ was implemented by Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation across five communities in Lagos State and will directly impact the lives of 5,000 women across Iwaya, Oworonshoki, Sangotedo, Magboro and Ogijo communities.
At least 1,000 of the women will receive funding and support to set up their small-scale enterprises.
The Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, said: “Our desire is to continue to economically uplift as many women as possible in Nigeria as we recognise their critical roles in society.”
Founder of Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation, Bukola Bamiduro, expressed her gratitude for the grant, saying: “We are delighted with this partnership and the execution of the program as these women will become catalysts in their communities, pulling their families out of poverty.”