DR HELEN ORISEJAFOR’S ‘A HAND TO THE NEEDY’ FOUNDATION EMPOWERS WIDOWS AND MARKET WOMEN
Dr. Helen Oritsejafor, multi-business tycoon, serial entrepreneur, author, and founder of “Dr Helen, a Hand to the Needy” Foundation, has disbursed over N5 million and food items to support over 200 widows and over 300 market women from Igbudu market, and to extend it to others within Warri, Delta state and its environs, through her foundation.
The founder birthed the foundation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to support and encourage individuals to visualise and work towards achieving unending success despite challenges.
The foundation had earlier this year, empowered individuals with capitals to support start-up businesses and ensure the existence of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) affected during the pandemic.
It carried the widows” empowerment exercise on Monday, October 4, 2021, in order to reduce poverty and improve their ability to move between social strata. Also, over 300 market women were empowered on Friday, October 8, 2021, at lgbudu market and to extend it to Okere market in Warri.
The philanthropist, through her foundation, gifted the widows and market women with bags of rice, and N10,000 each to support their trade.
It was with the collaboration of her distinguished guest, former congresswoman Dean Dawkins-Haigler from the United States, who supported the scheme with $1,000 US Dollars, and encouraged them to hopel in God like the proverbial Job in the Bible for a better future. She also urged them to use the funds judiciously.
On her part, Dr. Carol Dickson, a special guest from Nigeria, at the widows empowerment event, presented the gifts to the less privileged widows and commended Dr. Oritsejafor and the former congresswoman for the laudable initiative.