Thirty-two women from Ikorodu have joined the 250 beneficiaries of Nestlé Nigeria’s Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria Project through which Nestlé is helping rural women in Nigeria build financial security to improve their standard of living. This is achieved through training, mentorship, and grants in form of Nestlé products. Beneficiaries of the program are female retailers in Nestlé Nigeria’s value chain.
Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria aims to help beneficiaries scale up
their businesses and sustain the new level of up to three times the size of their
existing businesses. Each beneficiary receives grants valued at 300% of their
monthly sales in form of Nestlé products, business training and a 3-month
mentorship program. Each beneficiary is linked to a mentor for one-on-one
coaching over the three months, to ensure their success.
At the induction of the thirty-two new beneficiaries in Ikorodu recently, Nestlé
Nigeria’s Commercial Manager, Mr. Khaled Ramadan said, “We are pleased with
the success of the 250 beneficiaries of Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in
Nigeria and are delighted by the opportunity to include 32 more today. With this addition, 282 women across five geopolitical zones of Nigeria now have a unique opportunity to scale up their businesses by 300%.
We are confident that the new beneficiaries will also transform their businesses, making the best use of the support Nestlé is providing through training, mentorship and grants in form of Nestlé products.”
Mr. Phranklin Audu, Head, Partnerships & Training at FDConsults, implementation partner of Nestlé Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria Project said, “As an NGO
focused on empowering people to improve their livelihoods, we are thrilled by the
impact of this project on rural communities. Over 80% of the beneficiaries have seen their incomes grow and can support their families better.