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LAPO Empowers 1.2 Million Nigerians With Health and Social Services

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the socio-economic and health conditions of 1,239,690 community members across the country with her innovative services between January and November 2019. 

A breakdown of the figures indicates that 266,192 persons were reached with direct services in target communities while 973,498 were empowered through Information, Communication and Enlightenment Materials.

Similarly, the financial subsidiary of the organization, Lift Agriculture and Rural Development initiative (LARDI) supported 158,446 rural farmers with the sum of N10.1 billion during the period under review. 

The Executive Director of LAPO, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo who stated this while reviewing the activities of the organisation during the period expressed satisfaction with the performance.

She restated LAPO’s commitment to improving the lives of community members and building the capacity of women to challenge harmful socio-cultural structures and processes that limit their progress and enjoyment of good life. 

Idowu-Osehobo said social and health empowerment programmes have always been an integral part of LAPO’s poverty reduction efforts, insisting that no meaningful development can be achieved without the inclusion and involvement of women in the development process. 

She said the organization delivers innovative health, social empowerment and financial services to target beneficiaries and expressed gratitude to LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited and other organisations that have been part of the history and success story of LAPO over the years.

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