MTN Nigeria – Widows Empowerment Scheme (WES)

  • Funder: MTN Nigeria
  • Locations: All Geopolitical regions i.e. Rivers, Taraba, Sokoto, Abuja, Imo and Lagos.
  • Partner: MTN Foundation
  • Status: Completed
  • Milestone: Repayment rate of 92%
  • Impact Achieved: 202 Widows empowered in 6 states of Nigeria

The Widow Empowerment Scheme, is an MTNF Foundation funded project aimed at providing business management skills and equipment support to widows in Nigeria with the objective of improving their livelihood was completed in April 2015.

A total of 202 widows from across the 6 locations were empowered with trade equipment in April and May 2014. Loan repayment commenced in July 2014 with a total of N14, 817, 170 (94%) recovery as at the end of the program in April 2015.