Lets Build Wakanda Together!

With the recent (and greatly deserved) success of the Black Panther movie, it is very apparent that there is a real thirst in the African Diaspora to re-connect with their African roots. The films’ incorporation of Africa traditions and cultures captivated audiences, as well as, us here at ESWA. What makes this more personal for ESWA is that our projects are predominantly based in what would now have been Benin kingdom, the same Benin Kingdom which was mentioned (twice) in the Black Panther movie.

Currently we aim to gather valuable support and create awareness of ESWA projects in America, to further raise funds for our projects in Nigeria. Our primary objective is to ensure low-income women have a fair opportunity to become economically empowered, essentially creating the “American Dream” concept in the Edo State of Nigeria.

We can all appreciate how difficult it can be to start up your own business in the western world. However, statistics show small business owners in Africa struggle significantly more – 80% of small businesses fail in Nigeria due to many factors such as lack of resources and guidance.

ESWA E-WISE program (empowering women into sustainable earnings) will play a key role in providing the ideal support for petty traders in the process of transitioning into legitimate small business entrepreneurs. The program will provide financial literacy training, business mentoring, and business loans in order to set up cooperatives that will produce services needed by the community.

So lets take steps to build “Wakanda” in real life by providing the resources business need to drive the continent forward. If you like the sound of ESWA E-WISE program and would like to support or find out more click here.

August Report Is Up!

Hi All,

We want to make sure that our partners are kept informed about the work we are doing here at ESWA. To that effect, we would love it, if you could check out our August Report which is up on the Global Giving Website.

ESWA would like to take this moment to say thank you to all those who have and are continuing to support us! Let’s keep up the good work!

Report can be found herehttps://www.globalgiving.org/projects/economic-empowerment-for-women/updates/?subid=94168

Thank you!

Friends of Edo Women,

A big thank you to all those people who have been supporting ESWA, both financially and spiritually.

ESWA is a diaspora organisation. Working with women at the grassroots. Like most grassroots organisations, our work is mainly based on self effort.

Poverty in Nigeria has given birth to many forms of inhuman behaviour. Actions are needed more now than ever.

ESWA believes in economic empowerment for women and for the past 24 years have seen a significant turnaround in the life’s of many families.

ESWA offers financial literacy, business mentoring and business loans. Furthermore, we also run a nursery to support the children of the women we work with in Benin City.

For the next 6 weeks we will be working on a fundraising event planned for April 2016 and also supporting teachers in our nursery.

We are requesting your continuous prayers, financial support and to be on the look out for the April 2016 fundraiser once the date has been confirmed.

Lastly, volunteering opportunities are open particularly, to people with fundraising skills and newly qualified graduates.

Look forward to hearing from you all!

Best wishes,

Edo Women

New Website

Friends of Edo Women,

We are pleased to inform you that the new website for ESWA has been created and is now live. We believe this will improve the communication between ESWA and its supporters as we work together to uplift the lives of our women.

This new site is more interactive and allows for easier navigation. In addition to this, it provides regular updates on the progress of different ESWA projects and the state of the Edo community.

We invite you to join us and keep updated by checking our website frequently as well as following us on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Best wishes,

Edo Women