Mamamoni (Empowering low-income rural and urban slum women)

Your title/position Founder
Type of Enterprise registered company
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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

We have empowered almost 4000 poor rural and urban slum women with different vocational skills to help them generate livelihood income so they can feed and educate their children, we have also helped them with easy access to loans. 90% of women trained have started their businesses, we have 98% payback on loans. Most of the women trained now have; 1. Increased household income. 2. livelihood skills. 3. Access to finance. 4. Financial literacy. Due to our interventions communities are being transformed and cycles of poverty broken.

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Sustainability and future plans

We generate revenue through interest on loans and sales of our Innovative Business Toolkit for low-income women. our web platform enables Socially Conscious individuals or organizations lend poor women capital to do business, by doing this they are helping these low-income women break barriers in accessing finance and helping us reach more women who needs access to funds to loans.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am founder of Mamamoni a #SocialEnterprise that empowers low-income women in rural and urban slum areas with free vocational skills and provides access to finance for them. I am passionate about uplifting poor women from poverty, I started this Social Enterprise due to the experience I had as child living with a widowed mother that had no skills and finance to start a business, going to school and feeding was a major challenge for us as a family, because my mother had no skills to help her generate income, due to this I had to hawk in major streets in Lagos, I had to become a house-help to enable me generate funds to pay for my exams, also because of the high level of poor women I saw in my community, all this led to my founding Mamamoni. I don't want other women and children to experience what my mother and her children experienced because the male breadwinner of the family is late or lacks capacity to care for his family. I am Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Alumna, a Pioneer cohort member of the President Obama Young African Leaders Initiative Network Regional Leadership Center, Accra, Ghana and LEAP Africa Social Innovator.

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August 26, 2016 22:52

Hello comrade,
You have a great project no matter which side the competition may take it. I support it by votes and comments because I believe it can transform societies and bring sound solutions to social problems. Just don't give up!

July 27, 2016 09:54

when a woman is empowered, more than 2 persons are empowered. good job

Mbizo Chirasha

June 16, 2016 13:44

Thank you for standing up with the girlchild.We are mesmerized.We will always support you Okocha and your projects.

June 14, 2016 14:02

This is a good project, it will improve lives, great idea there. Wish you the best.
I have cast my vote for you!

Please I need you support also and a comment will also help.
please check out my idea by clicking "Pwavodi Tanihungoama
Joshua" above, and give your valuable comment/advice.

Best Idea Category Do you know NEEM saves Lives

Also, if you like my idea, PLEASE vote for me!
Thank you in advance for your time.

June 8, 2016 22:45

Hi Nkem,

Congratulations on your project!

My project: Smart Solar Microgrid Street and Roadway Lighting has been also selected for Best Ideas 2016 category

I support your idea and wish you the best of luck. Am asking for your vote, I will also vote for your project idea.

Best Wishes!




June 8, 2016 22:08

Mamamoni, you are an inspiration. You've got my vote

Joshua Alade

June 8, 2016 21:23

Kudos dear. Great initiative empowering women.

Solomon Adetokunbo

June 8, 2016 18:01

Mamamoni a social enterprise in Lagos Nigeria founded by Okocha Nkem, has done quite a remarkable and outstanding work through facilitation of capacity building, skills acquisition and entrepreneurship empowerment of rural and urban slum women.

The initiative is a noble cause and should be supported in anyway whatsoever for continuity and further growth. This noble project and initiative has my utmost recommendation

Unyime-Ivy King

June 8, 2016 17:23

I met Nkem at an entrepreneurial initiative for women and I have been following up on her works ever since. She truly deserves this award because she is doing a great work with indigent women and homes.

Olaniyi Olanike

June 8, 2016 13:45

I met with Nkem Okocha,MamaMoni at the Intel Training in Lagos where I was introduced to her projects. She has so much impacted on me and my colleagues to the extend that we were encouraged to reach out and help our communities. She is a motivator and a great mover in helping the poor. Her project has touched so many women and families. I believe in her for more positive impact on women in poor communities.


June 8, 2016 12:57

Mamamoni is well known for her effort in empowering indigent women. She needs all the support she can get to do more for WOMEN! Kudos and well done.


June 8, 2016 12:42

Go ahead we are with ur initiative

June 8, 2016 10:45

congratulations on your project, I support it ...
Since we are friends here I voted for ur project idea Wishing u All the best

My project : Project dignity idea by Natasha Annie Tonthola was also selected. ..please kindly review it and VOTE for me too as I've done with yours

All the best is all I can wish for ur project

Natasha Annie Tonthola

Happy Ikechukwu Onyebuchi

June 8, 2016 09:20

Mamamoni has been so dedicated at empowering women especially those from the slum. I can attest to that.

Eric Opoku Agyemang

June 8, 2016 08:54

Keep the great work Mamamoni!

Chukwuemeka Mbah

June 8, 2016 05:46

Great job MamaMoni