LAPO Empowers 669,084 Community Members With Health, Social Development Skills

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) empowered 669,084community members across the country with health and social transformation skills between January and June 2019. The intervention was carried out in target states including Lagos, Abuja, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun and Edo.

In a statement, the Executive Director of the organisation, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo stated that 147,171community members and clients of LAPO Microfinance Bank received direct health and social intervention services while 521,913 persons were reached through handbills and mobile phone messages.

She said LAPO is determined to improve the social and health conditions of women and other community members, noting that rural dwellers are more vulnerable to diseases due to ignorance and unhealthy living practices.

Idowu-Osehobosaid economic, social and health empowerment have always been a component part of LAPO’s poverty reduction strategies, adding that there can be no meaningful development without women inclusion and active participation in development.

She restated LAPO’s commitment to building the capacity of women to challenge and resist socio-cultural practices and structures that encourage injustice and discrimination against themeven as she advised women to participate actively in decision-making that will determine the future of their families and society.