Number of Beneficiaries: 4000 Women
Location: Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Kaduna, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo and Plateau
Duration: 2014 till date
In the month of November 2019, Shakti project expanded to Kwara and Niger State. 500 women were empowered in each state thereby summing up to a total of 1000 women. Unilever loan-products worth 45,000 Naira were presented to each woman. The loan for these products is to be repaid without interest or collateral for a period of six months.
Their sales performance for 2020 are as follows;
1) Q1 – over N1,165,678,762.
2) Q2 – N1,033,288,284.
3) Q3 – N838,992,311.
The sales for Q3 dropped as a result of an increase in RSPs monthly target.
The Shakti women are being supervised by 160 Rural Sales Promoters (RSPs), 9 Regional Sales Officers and 3 Administrative and Monitoring (ADMON) officers across the states where Shakti is operating. Each RSP manages and supervises 25 women in their various locations.
Since the inception of the project in 2014 till date, 4,000 women across 14
states in Nigeria have been empowered. As a result of the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 3% cash incentive for the women on all purchases been discontinued.