About us

ESWA is a UK registered Diaspora Charity established 1991 by groups of women from Nigerian Home Town Associations in the UK.  After several years of working with our community in London and in Edo State, Nigeria; ESWA focus now is on the underprivileged small scale  women entrepreneur  and young people living in Edo State, Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Bringing added values to family life and economically empowering women.

For a detailed overview of ESWA and its history please check out the document here: ESWA CORPORATE PROFILE

We believe in education and economic empowerment of women. Our bespoke approach offer women:

  • Financial capability workshops
  • One-on-one business mentoring sessions
  • Access to affordable savings/business loans

In 2013, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Samuel Lamido, stated that “lack of adequate financial literacy among the people, especially small business holders and low income earners constitutes impediment to savings and capital formation.”

ESWA also offers crèche/nursery facility with purpose built conducive safe environment for babies and toddlers whilst their mothers are busy engaging in their businesses.

“The erosion of Africa’s traditional family structure combined with prohibitively expensive child daycare costs means that many mothers have to take their young children with them to the market stores”.

In the UK, ESWA  offers income generation activities in benefiting working mothers.

In the USA, ESWA is constantly working to create links between the Edo Diaspora and Edo in homeland Nigeria.

ESWA works to tackle issues at grass-roots level and in the past two decades has made visible difference in the lives of many families.

Our History

Year 1991 · ESWA was born out of the Better Life Programme (BLP), initiated in Nigeria by the then Nigeria first lady Miriam Babangida, as an African Diaspora Charity to work for the benefit of local communities in Edo State, Nigeria and London, UK. · ESWA’s first project was to support people with leprosy in … Continue reading Our History