orphans & Widows in Need
OWIN, Orphans and Widows in Need, assists women and children who comprise an ever-growing and vulnerable population on the continent of Africa. Their numbers have reached epidemic proportions and OWIN is devoted to fighting this international crisis.
For the past twelve years, The Asomugha Foundation has provided orphans and widows with educational opportunities such as scholarships, mentorship, and micro-business support. Additionally, we provided food, medicine, clothing, spiritually uplifting and tips for personal hygiene while also addressing issues that affect women and girls globally.
“Economic security” means having enough income to meet basic needs and enough reserves to maintain or restore sustainable livelihoods.
Women and children throughout Africa are often void of the building blocks of economic security due to hardships, circumstance and social standing.
The Asomugha Foundation works to promote economic security aimed to ensure that women and children can meet their essential needs through skills training. The Foundation’s activities range from distribution of food and essential household and personal care items to micro-economic initiatives.
Our micro-economic initiatives aim to strengthen income generation in both households and entire communities in a sustainable manner and in a given time frame. The projects are tailored to meet individual needs, as expressed by the recipients. The most commonly used microeconomic tools are productive grants, vocational training, and small loans.
Skill Acquisition Centre
On March 13th, 2017 the grand opening of The Asomugha Foundation Skill Acquisition Centre in Amibo, Ubakala, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria took place. During the grand opening, the Skill Acquisition Centre hosted its first students offering vocational training in three (3) primary areas.
The school currently services thirty (30) students who are all studying Fashion Design, Catering and Computer Sciences for 6-months. With ongoing education and experience in specific trades, we hope to provide enrolled students with the necessary tools to improve their standard of living.
empowering women & girls in africa
In many countries, a woman’s social status is inextricably linked to her husband’s. When her husband dies, her place in society is at risk of being compromised or diminished.
Many widows around the world share two common experiences: a loss of social status and reduced economic circumstances. The state of widowhood is worsened by situations of poverty and lack of access to services and resources.
African widows, irrespective of ethnic groups, are amongst the most vulnerable and destitute women in the region. In Africa, HIV/AIDS have brought widowhood to millions of women. Widows suffer from illness, disease, loss of property and a significant decline in social status.
The Asomugha Foundation aims to empower widows through vocational training and spiritual and mental encouragement. Rigorous classes aimed at developing entrepreneurial traits and small businesses offer widows a solution to the disparity. For the Foundation, the adage “…teach a person how to fish and they’ll eat for days” goes hand-in-hand with our mission to serve widows and orphans.