Firm empowers 13 Nigerians
Each beneficiary received N200,000 to expand their business and create four jobs for others.
Speaking at the presentation of cheques to beneficiaries at his office in Lagos, Ebuluofor said through the initiative tagged ‘Henry Gives’, he aimed to touch many lives and help others reach their potential in business so as they grow, the multiplier effect will translate to a reduction in unemployment in the society.
He said: “I know that there are millions of Nigerians out there who are talents that can make a change in our society. My vision is to empower them, allow them to be who they aspire to be.”
Ebuluofor said the gesture was borne out of his struggle to start a business some years ago with N35,000, noting that when he tried to expand the business, he was unable to secure loans.
The real estate boss, who said he started a business to make a change, said the company is the first real estate firm in the country to introduce payment plans that allow Nigerians to move into their homes while they are still paying up to five years.
Speaking on how beneficiaries were selected, Ebuluofor stated that they invited people on social media to indicate interest and after screening applicants, the finalists were selected who meet certain criteria.
He assured the beneficiaries that if they diligently use the grant to improve their businesses, the firm will support them to grow into astounding success stories.
Two of the beneficiaries, Blessing Ndubuokwu, a hairstylist and Khadijah Fola-Toriola, a paint producer, expressed appreciation for the gesture and promised to use the money to expand their business and create opportunities for others.
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