LAPO empowers 1.2m Nigerians with health, social services in 2019
LAPO Empowers 1.2m Nigerians with Health, Social Services in 2019
No fewer than 1.2 million vulnerable Nigerians have benefited from the life-changing innovative socio-economic and health services of the Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), in 2019.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of LAPO, Dr. Osarenren Emokpae, stated this at the organization’s Annual General Meeting held in Benin, Edo state, for the financial year ended 31st December 2019.
A breakdown of the empowerment services indicates that 274,929 persons were reached with direct services in target communities, while 976,368 members of the public were enlightened through information, education and communication materials.
Similarly, the financial subsidiary of the organization, LAPO Rural Development Initiative (LARDI) supported 129,637 rural farmers with a sum of 10.9 billion during the period under review which represents a 49 percent increase over the sum of 7.3 billion disbursed in 2018.
Emokpae said the organization has been pushing the developmental agenda in the country and playing a leading role in addressing poverty, hunger, and disease through innovative measures aimed at removing financial barriers to sustainable livelihood and preventing access to health care services. READ MORE ON PM NEWS
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