Women Arise Development & Humanitarian Initiative
EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS
Accelerating socio-economic growth through empowerment of women, girls and vulnerable groups and supporting containment of GBV
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The Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI) is a humanitarian not-for-profit organization committed to finding customized solutions to inequalities and social exclusion particularly, women’s continued exclusion from financial markets. It has been established to help provide appropriate platforms and management systems that support, harness and expand development opportunities that enable beneficiaries to progressively grow their entrepreneurial capacities and economic standing in the society. WADHI is the inventor of the “KOWGO” Mobile Application, an innovative tool that promotes financial inclusion for formal and informal Micro, Small and Medium-scale entrepreneurs at the bottom of the market pyramid in different sectors and value chains.
An initiative to ensure financial inclusion, and access to savings and loans has been launched for women-owned businesses and other vulnerable persons involved in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Abuja. The innovation known as Kowgo application, was...
ALL CURRENT GRANTS AND AWARDS
Featured Grants and Awards
Japanese GGP Grant for the construction of Business Incubation Center
Hubert Humphrey Alumni Impact Award for the updating of the KOWGO mobile application and training of beneficiaries
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WOMEN'S FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT VIA DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Women’s financial empowerment is important, not only because it offers a route out of poverty, but also because it addresses problems of inequality, exclusion and disempowerment. Providing access to financial services when accompanied by business training, increases women’s decision-making power in the household, improves their socio-economic status and that of their families and stimulates economic growth in the community.
ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
Gender-based violence is a problem for everyone, not just its victims. Your support in kind and in substance will go a long way to help our rural education programmes on GBV. Let’s join forces to bring an end to Violence Against Women and Children
MARKET ACCESS PROGRAMMES
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WADHI’s interest in promoting Gender Investments stems from her quest to contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 5, 9 & 10 with a specific focus on Goal Five (5)
August Edition of Arahah Farmers Market
Come Buy, Sell and Browse fresh from the farm produce. Venue: Abuja Chambers of Commerce and Industry from 8:00am
Featured News & Activities
The training on Financial & Business Management for NSF Beneficiaries & Other WMSMEs via Upgraded KOWGO
The training on Financial & Business Management for NSF Beneficiaries & Other WMSMEs via Upgraded KOWGO App was organized by Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative WADHI with support from Hubert H Humphrey Alumni Impact Award on Friday 9th April...
The second edition of the Arahah Farmers Market in 2021, held on Saturday 27th March 2021 at the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry complex. This month’s edition was unique as it was one event marking the end of the one month celebrations of the International...
FG pledges commitment to gender responsiveness for commodities, export as WADHI becomes Technical Partner to Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment (FMITI)
The Federal Government has pledged commitment to the advancement of gender inclusivity and responsiveness in commodities value chain and export. Amb. Mariam Katagum, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, made this known on Thursday in Abuja, at the...