Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Published on June 1, 2021 um 10:39
Explain your idea in details:
Statistics on poverty in Nigeria indicate that 70 percent of poor Nigerians are women. More than half of rural women live below the nationally defined poverty line. Despite the numerous roles and duties placed on women, less than 20% actually own assets. It is, for this reason, we have tasked ourselves with helping to reduce the feminization of poverty of unskilled and semiskilled women in Lagos. BUSINESS OBJECTIVES: To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger To reduce the rate of unemployment in the society To equip unskilled women with skills To tend to the need of individuals that require assistance with their daily activities To increase economic growth To make profits for the expansion of the business
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The expected impact of helpers.ng on sustainable development includes the following: Reduce Poverty Rate: starting with one local government and with time scaling, Helpers.ng would be able to improve the financial status of at least 5 women at the initial start. By providing the women with jobs whose target markets are high to middle-class members of the society, thereby ensuring that the business gets good enough remuneration to pay the workers and also remit back into the business. Provide decent work and economic growth: By training the women in the various skills, Helpers.ng want the women to work professionally and ethically thereby empowering them and positioning them on a higher platform. By creating more jobs, We are working towards a better economy for us all. Gender equality: By empowering more women, Helpers.ng is creating an avenue for them to gain financial freedom and attain social and economic importance.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES: Market research and trend analysis on a continuous basis. Accurate customer database, and exceptional customer service. Innovative ideas on our services (e.g. consultancy). Continuous improvement of quality. Expanding to other areas in the world of service. Seek investors
I am 27 years old, with my first degree in botany from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an MBA from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Having worked for over a year with Multipro Consumer Products Ltd as a Sales partner, I started my own company Elo'Ose Beauty salon which has been my side business for over five years now. My passion for community development led me to travel to Ghana in 2016, where I received a certificate for completing a project with INSPYA Ghana; (an NGO focused on encouraging, supporting, and inspiring underserved students to achieve their dreams). Also during my Youth Service year, I worked as a teacher in an only Girl's school, Zamfara, Nigeria. In the Northern Part of Nigeria, it is ok for Girls in high school to get married, some of the girls I taught were already married and others were soon to be married off. Most of them were not going to further their education. I wanted them to learn a skill so they can make some income for themselves. I created a skills acquisition club, equipping over 150 students with skills in liquid soap making, Vaseline, makeup artistry, and beads making. Also as part of my community development project, with help from some hospitals, The Ministry of Health, and fellow corp members I was able to successfully test the Abarma community for malaria, distribute anti-malaria drugs and mosquito nets.
Sim-Okoduwa 2021 CEC
Stage of Idea