LAPO Empowered 1,475,951 Community Members with Health, Social Services In 2017

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) empowered 1,475,951women and other vulnerable community members across the country with health and social services in 2017.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo who stated this at the organization’s annual review meeting explained that 397,624 persons received direct services while the rest were reached through information, enlightenment and communication materials.

She said LAPO is determined to improve quality health and healthy living amongst community members, noting that rural dwellers were more vulnerable to diseases due to ignorance and unhealthy living practices.

Idowu-Osehobo said economic, social and health empowerment have always been an integral part of LAPO’s poverty reduction strategies, noting that there can be no meaningful development without women empowerment and their active participation in development.

She advised women to participate actively in decision-making and influence decisions that will determine the future of their families and society, even as she expressed LAPO’s commitment to building the capacity of women to challenge and resist structures and processes that encourage injustice and discrimination against them.