Betty Abah

Betty Abah – Sustainable Livelihoods Enhancement for Teenage Girls in Makoko Slum, Lagos

Date grant awarded: 09/13/2017

This skills acquisition training will benefit at-risk girls, teenage mothers and other vulnerable young women in Makoko and surrounding slums (waterfront communities) in Lagos, Nigeria. It will utilize natural materials from the local environment to create products that will enhance their livelihoods. For example, they young women will turn the ubiquitous water hyacinths into bags, shoes, purses and other materials. They will also be recycling waste materials from tailors to make bags and other things. The workshop will also feature mentoring sessions.