Centre launches photobook on 30 inspiring Nigerian women
A 132-page photobook, Stories of Impact: Real Women, Real Lives, Real Growth, will be formally launched tomorrow, April 28, 2022, at the Grooming Centre Multipurpose Hall, Ejigbo in Lagos.
The photobook highlights and celebrates the resilience, grit and courage of 30 women and their life-changing journey with the centre.
Grooming Centre is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in 2006 to address the perennial challenge of access to credit at the base of the pyramid.
A member of the Governing Council of Grooming Centre, and chairperson of the Stories of Impact committee, Ms. Ier Jonathan-Ichaver, said they were all excited at the launch of the photobook.
“Grooming is impacting well over 700,000 families across Nigeria through its microfinance programme. This is really what NGOs are about. This is what entities like Grooming Centre are about. Starting out from Ejigbo in one small room and growing to what they have become today within 15 years is amazing. But more amazing is the way they have touched the lives of different market women, traders, artisans, small businesses and all kinds with some starting as low as N15,000 in the past,” she exclaimed.
According to Ms. Ichaver they are very excited about the stories of just a tiny percentage of those amazing women, their families, their journey, grit and sheer determination to survive in spite of the odds; not just survive, but provide for their households and to work within their family businesses to make sure they cater for and get a better life for their children. “So, it’s an amazing thing. We are very excited, and we look forward to telling more of their stories,” she pledged
Expected to commence at 9:00 am, there will also be a photo exhibition showcasing the profiled inspiring women. There is also expected to be a screening of the Stories of Impact documentary. The book will be reviewed by Dr. Oby Ezekwesili. Musical entertainment will be headlined by Afrobeat impresario, Dede and the Kalafrika Band.