Sesor & First City Monument Bank (FCMB) partner in Maiduguri to train and provide N20,000 each to 60 displaced women in Maiduguri to invest in their micro-businesses as part of a pilot women’s economic empowerment programme.
The funds were disbursed today in the presence of the Secretary to the State Government represented by Alhaji Bunu Monguno (who delivered the goodwill address in English, Hausa & Kanuri!), the State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation and the State Commissioner for Intergovernmental Affairs.
Sesor’s empowerment model for IDP women focuses on educating them on managing their businesses and money and then giving them funds to invest in a micro business they are already skilled in. Also present were FCMB Maiduguri Branch Manager Hajiya Fatima Zaifada and FCMB’s Media Manager from Lagos, Mr. Rafiu Mohammed, Sesor’s Empowerment Project Officers Edmond Joseph & Rendrix Robinson.
In closing out the event, the Sesor Team said “We are all excited about this incredible project and what it means for these amazingly strong women who have overcome so much to be here. We will be mentoring them over the next few months to help them succeed and hope to support more women as time goes on.
We also hope that this will encourage other groups to come in and provide sustainable help for the displaced. We need all hands on deck and are extremely excited to be working with FCMB and the Borno State Government to make a difference and thank FCMB for their incredible support. Members of the public who want to support more women in Maiduguri can donate to Sesor Empowerment Foundation FCMB account 3758767017.