Woman donates clothes and grinders to communities in Kano

As many as 500 people in the Rimin Kebe and Sabon Gari neighborhoods of the Kano metropolis received new clothes and cooked meals from a philanthropist in an effort to bring smiles back to them and reduce the burden of the hardships experienced in the country.

Philanthropist Adesuwa Ogechi Udo, through her non-governmental organization (NGO), El’s Empowerment Foundation, also provided 10 women with grinding machines and cash tokens to start small businesses.

Miss Ogechi, a resident of Sabon Gari, said the gesture was to contribute to her quota to end poverty and empower people.

She said the beneficiaries were mostly women as they were always marginalized and sometimes stuck at home doing nothing.

Miss Ogechi added: “The motive behind this is to empower women, especially widows, so that they can become independent. I just thought widows deserved to be treated better than how they are abused and neglected by family members etc.

“So we decided to offer our own contribution, and part of it, as you can see, we also distributed 300 school bags and 550 packages to Rimin Kebe and Sabon Gari respectively.”

Gesture recipient and mother of four, Adama Abdullahi, said she had never received such support since her husband died seven years ago.

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