LAGOS, Nigeria; 7th June 2018
Lipton Yellow Label Tea is empowering 1,000 widows across Nigeria with its ‘Reasons to Smile’ campaign. The campaign is in partnership with Hope for Life Initiative, God’s Wives, and Women and Orphans Empowerment Organisation.
The campaign is designed to support women through untold hardship and discrimination by providing them with financial empowerment by making available necessary care packs and seed funds to start businesses and improve their lives.
Founded by media personality, Bolanle Olukanni, God’s Wives is a Foundation established to protect, empower, and re-dignify widows while also providing training to aid employment. The Foundation is created to also start a conversation about many cultural practices that widows are forced to endure.
The Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) is a not-for-profit, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) which started out as a Community-Based Organisation (CBO) with the aim of providing scholarships and economic empowerment to orphans and widows in Okigwe, Imo State.
With the intent to empower widows and children to be self-reliant and productive through the Hope for Life Initiative, widows are involved with programmes to acquire new skills, and the organisation also manages seminars at schools in rural communities for the purpose of mentoring the students.
“Knowing the untold hardship and challenges faced by widows, we have the power to lighten their burden and put smiles on their faces either as a corporate imperative or individual responsibility,” said Damilola Dania, Lipton’s Brand Manager, while speaking on the campaign.
“Our purpose is to awaken the world to quality connections that enhance mental wellbeing in society. Partnering with these NGOs on the ‘Reasons to Smile’ campaign enables us to achieve our objectives and make the desired impact on the widows,” she added.
For updates on Lipton ‘Reasons to Smile’ campaign, follow @LiptonNg on Twitter and Lipton Nigeria on Facebook and Instagram.
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