GBF Entreprenuership Program: Widows Empowerment Scheme

MTN Widows Empowerment Scheme (WES): MTN Foundation


Funder: Unilever Nigeria, Plc


Date: 2014 – 2015


Status: Successfully Completed


Location: Oyo State, Nigeria



– Impact Achieved: 100 Women empowered

– Milestone: Repayment of 99.6%

– Scale up: Phase II of the project called “Shakti” has commenced targeting 1,000 women in 4 States.


SDG Advanced: GOAL 1: No Poverty, GOAL 2: Zero Hunger, GOAL 5: Gender Equality, GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure