Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation Joins Forces with Nigerian Bottling Company to Empower Women in Abuja CommunitiesI


n celebration of Nigerian Bottling Company’s (NBC) 70th anniversary in Nigeria, a non-governmental organization, Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation, has partnered with NBC to empower 322 women from Idu, Karmajiji, and Kuchigoro communities in Abuja.At the graduation ceremony of the empowerment training, where starter packs were presented to 28 successful women, Chikezie Ekechukwu, the project officer of the organization, highlighted the organization’s mission to train women aged 60 and below, equipping them with skills to support their families.The NBC’s Empower Her project focuses on providing training based on the needs of the participants. So far, the project has trained 322 women in various areas such as baking, household cleaning agents, balm production, make-up, and bead making.

Ekechukwu encouraged the participants to commence their businesses immediately after receiving their starter packs. He emphasized that the knowledge gained by these women would spread within their communities, benefitting more women and contributing to the overall economy of the country. Furthermore, Ekechukwu called on other Nigerian corporate bodies to join hands in creating empowerment programs for women and youths, aiming to alleviate poverty and enhance security in the nation.Mr. Aminu Mohammed, the NBC’s regional public affairs and communication manager for Abuja and the North, spoke about the significance of the NBC Empower Her Project in the development and sustainability of communities. He expressed his gratitude that the project exceeded its initial target of empowering 125 women and managed to empower 322, ensuring more women could benefit from the initiative.Another partner involved in the project, Mrs. Dayo Keshi, the president of AfriGrowth Foundation, emphasized the potential of determined women to make a significant impact and change the world.

She lauded the NBC Empower Her project for its potential to transform destinies and improve the lives of families. Keshi also called on other well-meaning Nigerians to contribute to the betterment of humanity.During the presentation of the starter packs, some of the beneficiaries expressed their joy and gratitude to the program. Mrs. Jemima Barnabas, who underwent training on household cleaning agents, considered it a privilege to be given this opportunity. She and other participants eagerly looked forward to returning home to begin their businesses.The partnership between Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation and NBC has brought hope and empowerment to these communities in Abuja. By providing skills training and starter packs to women, this initiative aims to uplift families and contribute to the economic growth of the country. As the NBC Empower Her project continues to flourish, it is hoped that more corporate bodies in Nigeria will join this noble cause, fostering empowerment programs that reduce poverty and enhance security nationwide.

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