Stories of Change

LAPO Has Empowered Me - Glory Chigbu

An outstanding client of LAPO Microfinance Bank in Keffi, Nasarawa state, Mrs. Glory Chigbu was denied access to university education by her parents who considered money invested on the education of the girl-child a waste of family resources.

I Now Keep Environment Clean

Just like many other households in Girinyan community in Kogi State, Mrs. Grace Samuel, a client of LAPO Microfinance Bank, lacked basic health information and was therefore vulnerable to avoidable diseases. She was ignorant about the nature, spread and control of HIV/AIDS, malaria, typhoid and other tropical diseases.

I Am Now An Advocate Of Women Empowerment - Emmanuel Nwobi

In most African societies, girl child education is circumscribed by patriarchal attitudes and norms. Parents may hide under financial constraints or primitive traditional practices to deny their girl-children access to formal education. Prior to his exposure to the social programmes of LAPO, Chief Emmanuel Nwobi belonged to this group as he strongly supported and promoted these archaic traditional beliefs.