Single mothers in Nigeria, like in many other parts of the world, often face a range of challenges and obstacles that can make their lives more difficult. Some of the challenges that single mothers in Nigeria is restricted access that single mothers in Nigeria have to various job options and career paths.
This situation arises due to single mothers often require flexible work arrangements to balance their caregiving responsibilities with their jobs. However, many employers may not provide flexible options, making it difficult for these women to maintain employment while caring for their children.
Besides, single mothers are typically the sole breadwinners in their households, meaning they are solely responsible for earning income to support themselves and their children. This puts a considerable financial burden on them.
So, the “Empowering Single Mothers through Sewing Machines in Nigeria” project aims to uplift and support single mothers in Nigeria by providing them with sewing machines to become self-reliant entrepreneurs. By equipping them with the tools needed to start their own sewing businesses, the project seeks to enhance their economic independence, improve their livelihoods, and contribute to the overall welfare of their families and communities.
The real objective of the project is to provide sewing machines to 10 single mothers in targeted communities in several districts in Nigeria. The aim is to create lasting change in the lives of single mothers, enabling them to break free from the cycle of poverty and dependency. Through economic empowerment and skills development, this initiative not only transforms the lives of individual participants but also has the potential to uplift entire communities and contribute to Nigeria’s socio-economic development.