LAPO empowers 24 million Nigerians
Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has enhanced the socio-economic and health conditions of 24,717,347 community members across the country with its services.The financial subsidiary of the organisation, Lift Agricultural and Rural Development Initiative (LARDI), also supported 64,899 rural farmers with N5.6 billion.Chairman, Board of Directors, LAPO, Dr. Osarenren Emokpae stated this during the organisation’s yearly general meeting for the financial year ended 31st December 2017, held recently in Lagos.
During the period, Emokpae said 2,237,476 persons were empowered with health and social development training, Information, Education and Communication (IEC) publications while 22,479,871 benefitted from the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Control (LAPO-C4) project in Lagos, Imo, Abuja, Rivers and Edo State through screening and media awareness.
The Board Chairman expressed LAPO’s commitment to improving the lives of community members 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.
He emphasised that social and health empowerment programmes have always been an integral part of LAPO’s poverty reduction strategy, stressing that there can be no meaningful development without women involvement and inclusion in the development process.
He said the organisation delivers innovative health, social empowerment and financial services to target beneficiarie.Emokpae expressed gratitude to LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited and other organisations that have been part of the history and success story of the development organisation over the years.
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