Women across Lagos and Ogun States have benefitted from the socio-economic palliative provided by the World Bank Group and International Finance Corporration.
The beneficiaries who were fashion designers received sewing machines as part of the post COVID-19 economic recovery program.
The project which was implemented by the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi, AAA Foundation ensured that the beneficiaries were selected from; Ikorodu, Gbagada, Ikotun, Surulere, Ojodu, Mafoluku and Mowe in Ogun state.
During the presentation of the sewing machine, Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, Executive Coordinator, AAA Foundation disclosed that the women were trained online on how to make facemasks and personal protective gears as a way to cushion the effect of the economic impact of the pandemic on them.
Ademokun said, “this presentation is a step ahead of distribution of welfare and relief items such as food to provide tools that are relevant to generating income through innovations.
“With these sewing machines, vulnerable women whose income have been affected by the mitigating measures to contain the virus have access to tools that will help them create innovative designs such as facemasks and personal protective gears .
“That way, they are empowered to participate in, contribute to and benefit from the pandemic response in Nigeria,” she added.
The beneficiaries were full of praises to the World Bank Group and the AAA Foundation for such efforts which they believe has empowered them economically even during the pandemic.