The CEO, Okeke, helping to share palliatives to members of the public in one of the Link-Global projects in the first phase of COVID-19…… in Lagos.
A humanitarian body, Link-Global Humanitarian Support Organization, involved in lending hand of hope to the needy in the society has embarked on a project of rehabilitation and support of rural dwellers who have suffered from COVID-19 pandemic and need to restart life anew by advancing certain amount of money to help them rebuild their businesses or start new livelihood after some of them lost their jobs due to economic difficulties caused by the pandemic.
This will be the second project the organization is embarking on since COVID-19 reared its head in the country in February 2020. The first was when it got involved from inception of the virus by going round the major cities and towns of the country creating awareness of the deadly disease and showing how to apply relevant protocols to avoid contracting the virus, as well as distributing hand sanitizers and face masks free of charge to the general public.
Not deterred by the fact that its budget in the first phase of the pandemic was grossly depleted thereby slowing down the continuation of other programmes, it is determined to prosecute the present project to support rural women start life again by seeking financial support from well meaning individuals, groups, corporate organizations, institutions, governments at all levels, international donor agencies and governments and any one touched by the plight of these forsaken people who are hardly remembered in the scheme of things in most social circles.
According to the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Link-Global, Chief Cletus Emenike Okeke, the support and donation being sought will go along way to raise and restart the group’s projects that have been put on hold due to financial constraints.
He said: “We are aiming at helping the women who are victims of the covid-19 pandemic and who thereafter become traumatized and victimized by people around them which makes it difficult for them to get back on their feet as most of them lost their jobs and exhausted the capital of the petty businesses they were into before the pandemic”.
Continuing he said: “Micro enterprises for women is one of the remarkable ideas for developing sustainability, improving household incomes and creating jobs in the poorest regions. And this is why we want to restart them (the women) up on that”.
The CEO also said that the group would enhance the distribution of face masks and hand sanitizers to individuals and corporate bodies in major areas of Nigeria during this second phase of COVID-19.
In his estimation, the number of women selected to be reached is six hundred and sixty seven in total, located in 16 local government areas of the country whose petty businesses have been drastically affected by the pandemic thereby hoping to raise a net worth of #45,000 naira or $100 to each of them to enable them empower themselves to restart their businesses.
He therefore appealed to all and sundry for support and help so as ‘to help us reach humanity at large by touching and changing lives for better since every life matters’, the CEO further hinted, adding: “Our request for funds is to improve the livelihood of women through enterprises”.
Okeke gave the bank account details of the organization for those who are touched to help as: Zenith Bank Nigerian PLC, Account name: Link-Global Humanitarian Support Organization, with account number as 1017360211. Bank swift code is: ZEIBNGLA.
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This pandemic, it has been said in several quarters, reveals the existing inequalities in society. So protecting the most vulnerable should be a priority at all times.