House on the Rock Church Empowers 20 Women with Small Businesses and Grants

The House on the Rock Church in Abuja, Nigeria, empowered 20 women through small scale businesses and financial grants as part of its annual Women to Women Ministry program. Seven women received equipment and 15 women received cash grants to support their businesses.

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House on the Rock Church Empowers 20 Women with Small Businesses and Grants

House on the Rock Church Empowers 20 Women with Small Businesses and Grants

The House on the Rock Church in Abuja, Nigeria, has empowered 20 women through small scale businesses and financial grants, aiming to promote self-reliance and usefulness to society. This initiative is part of the church's annual Women to Women Ministry program, which provides equipment and financial support to women entrepreneurs.

Why this matters: Empowering women through economic opportunities can have a ripple effect on entire communities, leading to increased economic growth and social stability. By investing in women, organizations like the House on the Rock Church can help reduce poverty and promote gender equality.

Seven women received equipment such as hair-dryers, freezers, and generators to support their businesses, while 15 women received cash grants to set up their businesses. The church has been providing this support for years, with donations from individuals and organizations.

Doreen Mogaji, Team Lead of the Women to Women Ministry, explained, "We provided them with all kinds of equipment to support their businesses. We have donations from people who gave us some machines and we look for women who are doing something in that area to support them with the equipment."

The empowerment program was part of the church's Women to Women Conference, themed "Planted to Flourish". The conference featured guest speaker Pastor Ibukunoluwa Abiodun Awosika, who emphasized the importance of investing in women to maximize their talents and contributions to society.

"Investing in women means maximising the largest portion of the population of the nation and the church... it is wise to make use of the largest population in the society for better purposes," said Pastor Awosika.

Uche Aigbe, Lead Pastor of the House on the Rock Church, stated, "The women have a very important role to play in life, that without it, God would not have created them... continue to be what God has created them to be."

Pastor Chichi Aigbe, President of the Women to Women Ministry, added, "There are cases where the man is unable to provide for the home, the woman should support her husband during that trying period... it is a mandate and instruction from God that we be helpmates to our men."

The House on the Rock Church's commitment to empowering women through small scale businesses and financial grants recognizes the vital role women play in society. By investing in women and encouraging their self-reliance, the church aims to maximize their talents and contributions for the betterment of their communities and the nation as a whole.

Key Takeaways

  • House on the Rock Church empowers 20 women in Abuja, Nigeria with small scale businesses and financial grants.
  • Empowering women can lead to increased economic growth, social stability, and reduced poverty.
  • 7 women received equipment, 15 received cash grants to set up their businesses.
  • Church's Women to Women Ministry aims to promote self-reliance and usefulness to society.
  • Empowering women recognizes their vital role in society and maximizes their talents and contributions.