Action Newsletter February 2019 Edition
LAPO Curtails Lassa Fever Outbreak In Communities
Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has intensified Lassa fever awareness campaign in vulnerable communities across the country towards forestalling the further outbreak of the disease.
The community intervention programme was carried out in major markets and streets in Edo, Lagos, Oyo and Abuja, reaching over 10,321 persons including children.
The community members were enlightened on the causes, signs, symptoms and prevention of Lassa fever which includes keeping food safe in rodent-proof containers and keeping the home clean to discourage rodents from entering. Read More
LAPO Empowers 1,306,845 Community Members With Social, Health Services
Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) empowered 1,306,845 community members with social and health services across the country in the year 2018.
A breakdown of the figures indicates that 381, 669 persons received direct social and health intervention in target communities while a total of 925,176 community members were reached through Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and bulk Short Message Service (SMS).
The LAPO Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo expressed the organization’s commitment to the social, health and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable people in target communities and building the capacity of women to challenge and resist harmful socio-cultural structures and processes that limit their progress and enjoyment of good life. Read More
LAPO Combats Cancer, Screens 16,139 Community Members
Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) sensitized 1,200,229 community members against cancer between November 2017 and October 2018 as well as screened 16,139 beneficiaries under its Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) project in Nigeria.
A total of 10,237 persons were referred for screening while 141 persons with health conditions were referred to government-approved health facilities for treatment. Similarly, 44,843,889 beneficiaries were reached through the mass media and Information, Education and Enlightenment (IEC) materials in target states.
Overall, the LAPO-C4 project has benefitted 46,070,635 people from November 2017 to October 2018.
The project is designed to assist community members to detect cancer ailments early for uptake of preventive treatment. Read More
Asset Acquisition: Micro-Investment Support Services Limited Supports Clients with N2.8b
Micro Investment Support Services Limited (MISS), a pioneer in micro-leasing supported Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with the sum of N2.8 billion for the acquisition of 3,375 income-generating assets in 2018 financial year.
The amount represents 106% performance over the sum of N2.6 billion disbursed by the organisation during the same period in 2017, according to the Managing Director, Mrs Elizabeth Ngozi Ehigiamusoe.
The total lease portfolio of the leasing company similarly rose from N1.89 billion in 2017 to N2.16 billion in 2018 while repayment grew from N2.07 billion in 2017 to N2.53 billion in 2018, representing 22.20% performance increase. Read More
LAPO Flaggs Off 2019 Outstanding Women Leadership Award Nominations.
Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has flagged off nominations from Nigerian women for the year 2019 LAPO Outstanding Women Leadership Award.
The Award is scheduled to hold on Friday, March 8th, 2019 in Benin City, Edo state. The deadline for nomination is February 8, 2019.
The Outstanding Women Leadership Award was instituted by LAPO in the year 2013 to honour and celebrate Nigerian women who have distinguished themselves in Business, Professional and Public Life with sustainable social impact. The Award carries a cash prize and a plaque.
LAPO is a non-governmental organisation committed to the social, health and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria.
In a statement, the Coordinator, Mrs Philomena Elijah said the organization has over the years promoted women empowerment and the recognition of their outstanding contributions to societal development, adding that “by acknowledging and rewarding people’s excellent contributions, we are inspiring and promoting hard work, creativity and exceptional service in the society.” Read More
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