Community in Nigeria where women are making money out of waste materials

Community in Nigeria where women are making money out of waste materials

- Women in rural communities in Ondo state are learning to be 'boss ladies' and self-sufficient by making a livelihood out of waste materials

- Durian Nigeria is a non-governmental organisation at the forefront of investing in women and making them better versions of themselves on all sides

- The foundation has already impacted over 20,000 lives and has trained 70 women

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Women in Imafon, Ilado and Igusin communities of Ondo state are fast reclaiming their identities and learning to become financially free thanks to Durian Nigeria.

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Community in Nigeria where women are making money out of waste materials
Durian Nigeria has touched over 20,000 lives and impacted, by way of training, 70 women Photo Credit: Linkedln/Tony Joy
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Durian Nigeria is a non-government organization that has women development close to its heart. Set up in 2018 by a lady identified as Tony Joy, the foundation has successfully impacted over 20,000 persons and transformed the lives of 70 women.

With its craft village in Imafon, Ondo state, Durian has been able to expose ladies in rural areas to how they can make crafts of bamboo, skincare products out of cocoa pud husks. They also train women on how to turn fabric waste into bags and clothes.

Durian equips these women with what late South African statesman Nelson Mandela described as the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world - education.

Their adult literary classes empower women with communication, leadership, teamwork, bookkeeping as well as other knowledge and skills needed to drive change. Children are also not left out as they also provide learning opportunities for them.

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In a recent post on Linkedln, the founder, Tony Joy called on well-meaning individuals, agencies and organisations to support their women and children development drive and campaign so that more lives can be impacted.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a foundation had launched a N2.5 billion empowerment programme for women and girls.

Osasu Show Foundation launched its Women and Girls Empowerment (WAGE) program which aims to close the persistent gender equality gaps in society. The initiative was launched on Tuesday, March 10 in Abuja, with the aim to close the persistent gender equality gaps in society.

Country Director of Amnesty International, Osai Ojigho, chief executive of Connected Development, Hamzat Lawal and representatives for UN Women, CDD, UNODC, Mercy Corps, Action Aid, Women in Politics Forum and European Centre for Electoral Support were in attendance at the launch ceremony.

Victor Duru is a journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2


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