Lagos-based Foundation To Empower 5,000 Rural Women With ‘Catalyst For Change 2.0’


Karis & Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation are committed to empowering 5,000 women in Lagos. The Lagos-based foundation aims to help improve the living standard of women and girls in the area. With a project titled ‘Catalyst for Change 2.0’, they intend to decrease the migration of rural women to urban areas.

Funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation and working alongside Nigerian Bottling Company, the project focuses on women and girls in Surulere, Alausa/Agidingbi, Ijora, Agege and Onigbongbo in Lagos State. The program will run for 10 months, starting from October 4, 2021.

Bukola Bamiduro, the founder of Karis & Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation, emphasized the importance of the project. Aside from lessening the harsh economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will also help these women and girls overcome extreme poverty and encourage migration back to local communities.

“We are proud to continue this impactful programme and make a meaningful contribution to the lives of more women and girls in the country,” stated Bamiduro.

“Our ultimate goal is to lift women out of poverty and into lives of self-sufficiency by focusing on those community programs offering education, skills training, financial literacy and mentoring,” added Saadia Madsbjerg, the President of The Coca-Cola Foundation.

This project consists of two training models: hands-on training classes, from baking, back making, shoemaking, production of household cleaning items; and business classes, which include product branding, accounting, leveraging social media, etc.


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