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Testing and counselling on:
Blood pressure, Blood sugar, Malaria, Hepatitis, Prostate Cancer, Cervical cancer, HIV

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Maternal and Child Health Programme

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LAPO Rural Development Initiative (LARDI)


Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo at LAPO Annual Development Forum

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About Us

About Us


In the early 1980s, the Nigerian economy experienced shocks arising from the short-fall in oil revenue due to the glut in the international oil market. Governments at national and sub-national levels were unable to adequately meet its obligations to the citizenry.

In 1986, the government began the implementation of the International Monetary Funds-sanctioned Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). The central components of SAP were the devaluation of the national currency, the Naira; removal of subsidies from social services and rationalization of the workforce in the public service. The cumulative effects of the above interventions were a rise in the incidence of poverty in Nigeria.

This was the setting in which Dr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, working as a rural cooperative officer in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta state, initiated the Lift Above Poverty Organization as a rural development organization the late 1980s to address the challenge of lack of access to credit for low-income people and their micro enterprises; poor health and social exclusion.

The Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has developed into a system of mutually re-enforcing institutions active in the:

  • Provision of healthcare services with attention to maternal and child healthcare;
  • Promotion of household livelihood through access to credit and financial inclusion;
  • Addressing the vulnerability of the poor with micro-insurance;
  • Micro-leasing for micro, small and medium enterprises;
  • Provision of micro health insurance policies;
  • Promotion of enterprise development.

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO)

LAPO, as a non-profit organisation currently focuses on:

  • Implementation of Health-for-all project through innovative health delivery approaches;
  • Provision of support for household livelihood through the provision of credit and extension services to the rural economy;
  • Advocacy for gender and popular participation


A development organization enabling economic prosperity;  health for all; gender equity and social justice.


To use innovative approaches to provide financial, health and social services to stakeholders in a sustainable manner.

LAPO …Improving Lives

Mother and Child Health

Awareness Creation on Cancer Control and Preventable Diseases


Micro Leasing for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises


Maternal and Child Health Programme


House to House Awareness on Cancer Control


LAPO Rural Development Initiative (LARDI)


LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4)


Community Health Outreach

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LAPO Group

Head Office            Regional Offices      

LAPO Place
18, Dawson Road
P.M.B 1729, Benin City,
Edo State, Nigeria
Tel: 234-8066981901, 09059493989, 08163706505
Email: [email protected]

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LAPO      … Improving Lives

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