Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI) registered with the Corporate
Affairs Commission Nigeria in 2016, is a non- profit organization that is gender focused and it’s established to wrestle poverty to its knees by providing capital, knowledge skills and access to opportunities for poor and vulnerable groups, especially women, to enable them achieve measurable growth and development in all spheres of the society while also addressing their rights concerns. WADHI has developed a mobile application called “KOWGO”, an indigenous gender-friendly online/offline Mobile Technology Based application designed to address the digital divide between men and women.
Our Vision, Mission & Goal
To harness and expand socio-economic opportunities for the transformation of women’s lives and family as a catalyst to community and national growth.
Facilitating flexible and customized social and financial inclusion services, platforms and management systems that will empower women and girls across sectors
To accelerate socio-economic growth through empowerment of women, girls and vulnerable groups
WADHI’s work is inspired by the dire need to technologically respond to the knowledge, skills and access gaps encountered mostly by women entrepreneurs as evident in their limited presence and engagement in the growing global digital economy and E-Commerce. To this end, WADHI has developed a holistic technology-based, gender friendly, easy to use online/offline Mobile Application (App) called “KOWGO” as a tool to enhance financial inclusion of formal and informal Micro and Small-scale entrepreneurs across sectors. KOWGO (a hybrid Nigerian word for money- Kudi, Owo, Ego) helps users to generate genuine, real-time business documentation, provides framework for Business Performance Diagnostics and helps generate Business Health Status Report while also providing simple financial literacy modules and business management platform that is continuously accessible anytime and anywhere as an offline service, making it user-friendly for rural communities.
ACHIEVING OUR MANADATE
In achieving our mandate WADHI addresses women’s multi-faceted challenges and issues related to governance and leadership, violence against women, illiteracy, exclusion in development processes including in women, peace and security. WADHI has partnered with international development agencies,
federal and state ministries, embassies, financial institutions, women civil society organizations and cooperatives to mention a few. Our products and results have been featured at global learning platforms like the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the World Trade Organization (WTO) to mention a few. WADHIs work serves women around Nigeria virtually through its Digital Hub and through direct operations in the FCT, Nasarawa, Lagos and Edo States of Nigeria.