Social Development

Our Social Development Programme addresses the non-credit causes and manifestations of poverty such as ignorance, illiteracy, too large family size, low self-esteem and inability to participate effectively in the informal sector of the economy. LAPO strives for equality, social inclusiveness, improved gender relations and empowers women to take their rightful place in society. The organization promotes women's capacity to bring about positive changes in their own lives by increasing their human, social and political assets so that they know their rights and can claim their entitlements, resist exploitation, and play an active role in public life.

OBJECTIVES

i.    Create awareness on gender issues/ build the capacity of beneficiaries especially women to act in the interest of justice and equity.
ii.   Build the self-esteem of women
iii.  To redress gender-based violence among women including clients of LAPO Microfinance Bank (MfB).

APPROACH

·      Community Sensitization and Mobilization
·      Training
·      Advocacy
·      Arbitration
·      Networking

PROGRAMMES

1.  Integration of Social Education with Microfinance Services

2.  Micro Business Management Training

3.  Financial Literacy

4.  Gender Justice, Women Recognition

5.  The LAPO OUTSTANDING WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD

6.  Social Product Marketing