Foundation doles out working tools, startup cash to 89 artisans in Osun 

As part of its efforts to reduce poverty in society, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Real Care Humanity Foundation (RCHF) has distributed working tools and startup cash to 89 artisans in Osun state.

The event held at Apena compound, Ede, the hometown of the state governor, Ademola Adeleke, had beneficiaries who are mostly hairdressers, barbers, welders, plumbers, and fashion designers who were empowered with various tools to aid their works.

Butterfly sewing machine was distributed to 30 beneficiaries; elephant 1.8 KVA generator was distributed to 18 beneficiaries; hair dryer was distributed to 14 beneficiaries; while 8 people got grinding machines. 

Equipment for battery chargers, carpenters, shoemakers, and electricians, was also distributed.

The programme coordinator, Mujidat Agbabiaka, explained that the initiative was part of the efforts of the founder to address socio-economic issues that lead to crime, violence, suicidal attempts, suicides, and deaths in society.

She said the NGO was established to alleviate the suffering of Nigerian citizens and reduce the number of societal ills and suicide cases in the country.

“To encourage the culture of savings by small business owners, Real Care Humanity Foundation will open Jaiz Bank savings accounts for each beneficiary and pay N10,000 into the account. Beneficiaries will be expected to maintain these accounts with regular savings,” she added.

One of the beneficiaries, Wahab Aderemi, stated the sewing machine was timely and beneficial, saying that all his equipment is old.

Also, Akande Adeleke, who was given a generator and two clippers, said “I am the happiest among the beneficiaries. Since my shop was burgled, I have been roaming about the street. But this gesture will resuscitate my life for the better.”

The guest lecturers, Ustaz Olagunju Abdulganiy and Dr. Nurain Lawal, who spoke on “The Virtue of hard work, Patience, and Perseverance; and Building the Culture of Savings and Entrepreneurship,” advised the beneficiaries to imbibe the culture of savings for the future of their business.