Sterling Bank Plc, through its One
Woman Proposition, has collaborated with the QSE Foundation to empower women in the Ikate Elegushi
community of Lekki in Lagos State by
providing them with credit facilities.
The programme for empowering
women, which is a focal point for One
Woman at Sterling Bank, will enable
the women to scale up their existing
businesses while also positioning
Sterling Bank Plc as a gender-centric
organisation.


Mr. Gbenga Adegoke, Group Head,
Products and Proposition with Sterling Bank, speaking at the presentation ceremony, said the empowerment
programme is an integral part of the
bank’s partnership with QSE Foundation, founded by Olori (Queen)
Sekinat Aramide Elegushi.


He disclosed that the One Woman Proposition of the bank recently
partnered with the QSE Foundation to
organise free breast cancer awareness
for women in the Ikate community as
part of activities to mark the global
Cancer Day, which was held recently.
Also speaking, the Head of OneWoman Proposition, Mrs. Ifunanya Ugboko said it was important to
ensure female owned businesses
thrived, lifting a lot of women out ofpoverty. She also mentioned the em

powerment program for the women
would be done in various phases, She
explained that they had analysed each
beneficiary and structured the loans
according to their needs and capacities, adding that those who have big
businesses were given as much as
N300,000 and above.


In partnership with OneWoman,
EveryNanny team was present at the
woman empowerment programme.
Mrs. Adaobi Ugha, Head, EveryNanny said that although the EveryNanny
was created to assist homes/parents
with stress-free parenting and domestic care support, it has provided job
opportunities for over 2000 women in
Lagos and across Nigeria in the past
two years.


This is because Every Nanny has
evolved beyond providing nanny
services to rendering other services
like home tutor, elderly care, cooks,
housekeepers on its platform. Overall,
Every Nanny has empowered women financially/economically whilst
providing domestic care support for
homes.
Olori Sekinat Aramide Elegushi,
who celebrated her 45th birthday
recently, expressed appreciation to
Sterling Bank for partnering with
her foundation and assisting her to
fulfil a long held desire to support
some of the women who have existing businesses with micro loans in her
community.


The One Woman proposition was
designed to identify and proffer tailor
made solutions for the Nigerian woman, this solution cuts across an array
of different value-add offerings to
meet financial, business and personal needs of women, to foster support
by providing platforms for women to
support other women. ensuring women live a fulfilled life.

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