LAPO Trains 26,315 LAPO MfB Clients On Health, Social Issues

Lift Above Poverty Organization ( LAPO ) trained 12,770 clients of LAPO Microfinance Bank on health and social issues as well as empower them to resist and confront social discrimination and gender injustice inhibiting their progress and enjoyment of good life.

According to the Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, the training was carried out in target states including Lagos, Abuja, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun and Edo between January and June 2019 under the Microfinance, Social and Health Programme Integration Project of LAPO.

“The organization educated the beneficiaries on maternal and child health issues, business management, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as well as determined their malaria, blood sugar, blood pressure, cancer, hepatitis and HIV status through screening,” she said.

The community members were equally enlightened onthe consequences of widowhood practices, male preference, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, rape, divorce/separation, child defilement, low self-esteem, discrimination and rights deprivation amongst others.

For more than two decades, LAPO has been at the forefront of bringing gender issues to wider attention, promoting legal and policy reforms and supporting projects that empower women economically.