Entrepreneurial Community Wellness
This project aims to empower and help communities to bond and break down poverty cycle.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote healthy living and wellness within communities where we operate. We want to build entrepreneurs’ capacity by providing them with the necessary financial support to bring their dream to reality. We also offer indigents vocational empowerment to ensure their financial independence so they can provide food for themselves and their families.
Our grantees would not repay the grants awarded by us but, we would ensure the grant is utilized for the purpose it was meant for through verification and monitoring. We envisage that our beneficiaries would also pay the kind gesture forward by joining us as funding members so they can help sustain the initiative in order to help more people thus slowing down or completely breaking the poverty cycle among entrepreneurs within our indigent communities in Nigeria.
Because we are very passionate about ending hunger among entrepreneurs within the indigent communities across Nigeria, we have designed four different projects in areas that we believe would help us achieve our aims and objectives.
Entrepreneurial Communal Farming
This project aims to help indigent communities grow their own food both for consumptions and to generate income.
At Banish Hunger Nigeria Humanitarian Initiative, we are dedicated to stepping up efforts in addressing the issue of hunger by helping groups of indigent communities in Nigeria to come together to cultivate farmlands to grow their own foods. Food crops cultivation is by no means an easy feat as it requires land acquisition, clearing, planting, weeding and harvesting but through cooperation and community empowerment, we believe we can facilitate progress in this area.
We hope to encourage our beneficiaries to go into easy and modern-day farming such as hydroponic farming, which is farming without the use of soil.
Our food basket project aims to reinforce our commitment to feed the indigents and stamp out hunger.
Around 795 million people in the world do not get enough food to lead a normal, active life. According to the World Food Programme, Nigeria has moderately low undernourishment among its teeming population of more than 180 million and over 75,000 children in Northern part of Nigeria risk deaths due to conflict induced hunger.
With our food basket initiative, our goal is to ensure that hardworking families do not starve. With access to the right resources, we will help any struggling family, especially those having people with physical disabilities or health challenges as family heads, to get food to their pantry each month. We will also provide monthly food support for widows, widowers, orphans and single parents who have no one to support them.
We are of the opinion that people can become more productive if they are well fed and have a constant source of food. They will also feel empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfil their potential.
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With the schoolchildren feeding project, we aim to offer daily nutritious meals at schools to keep poor children in their classes. At the heart of our initiative’s mission is to ensure children of school-going age remain in school because hunger has kept many children away from schools. According to the government of Nigeria, the country has 10.5 million children out of school making us the country with the largest number of children in the world who are not being educated. This is in part due to lack of food as many children are required to support their families to get food by engaging in petty trading to augment their parents' income. This situation has now worsened with incessant schoolchildren kidnaping in some States in Northern region of Nigeria.
Our aim at Banish Hunger Nigeria Initiative is to support the government’s initiative of home-grown school feeding programme which is currently being run across schools in 24 States of the 36 States in Nigeria. We hope to provide meals for more schoolchildren as the government programme currently covers children in grades 1 to 3 only. We hope to provide at least one meal a day for schoolchildren in grades 4 to 6 in some of those schools. In addition, we would explore hydroponic farming experience from the World Food Programme to diversify and improve school meals production.
 UNICEF figure