Funmilayo Waheed: Social entrepreneur rewarded for helping thousands of Nigerians

Funmilayo Waheed: Social entrepreneur rewarded for helping thousands of Nigerians

- A Nigerian woman identified as Funmilayo Adekojo Waheed is putting smiles on people's faces with her philanthropy

- Funmilayo has empowered over 10,000 women through Funmilayo Ayinke Humanity Foundation

- The philanthropist was recently rewarded by her beneficiaries for her good deeds at an event tagged Valentine’s Day Hangout

A social entrepreneur identified as Funmilayo Adekojo Waheed is a philanthropist who has empowered over 10,000 women.

The woman behind Funmilayo Ayinke Humanity Foundation also has over 500 undergraduates calling her mummy because she pays their school fees, The Sun reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the engineer and academicians spends hundreds of millions to help people every year.

Funmilayo Waheed: Social entrepreneur rewarded for helping thousands of Nigerians

Funmilayo Adekojo Waheed. Photo credit: The Sun
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According to her, money is good but useless when you don’t use it to add value to people’s lives.

Students, youths and other beneficiaries of her not-for-profit organisation were at Ikeja area of Lagos for an event tagged Valentine’s Day Hangout to meet the philanthropist.

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A delegation from the National Association of Nigerian Students was also present to honour Funmilayo as their matron.

Encomium was showered on the philanthropist, who also received loads of gifts including paintings, cakes, roses, and various other items from her beneficiaries who thronged the venue of the hangout.

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In other news, an entrepreneur identified as Samuel B Fuller borrowed $25 and used his car as collateral to buy soap products which he started selling door to door in Chicago, United States, in 1929.

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Fuller who would later establish the Fuller Products Company, dropped out of school in the 6th grade to start working to help support the family.

His mother passed away when he was young and was forced to fend for himself.

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Fuller's business became so successful in 1939 that he opened a factory and started manufacturing soap products and 30 other items.

By the 1950s, the entrepreneur was generating $18 million in annual sales and had a sales force of five thousand. Fuller was the wealthiest African-American during that time.

Fuller's success was envied by a group of racist whites who organised a boycott of his products after discovering that the company was owned by a black man.

The whites also accused Fuller of violating the federal securities law.

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