Investing in Nigerian communities

Poverty and loneliness are terrible bedfellows. Villages like Akinbami village, in Nigeria, are a heart-breaking example. Its 3000 people, like many in remote Nigerian villages, are virtually cut off from the broader community by very poor roads. This means they cannot easily access vital services, infrastructure or outside markets. Any or all could help release them from the deep poverty that holds them captive. Without the needed access, though, they are left to struggle alone.

We’re thankful for groups like Global Hand NGO, Guildance, whose goal is to work with such communities to raise the standard of living, education and access to health services. Global Hand was pleased to facilitate a match of an offer of clothing made on our website, which Guildance distributed in Akinbami as they ran health services for the local population. The clothing was originally donated through a community collection drive in London. Global Hand loves to make matches like this: across the road or across the world.

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