Better Future Initiative

Our Initiatives

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We-Mentor

We-Mentor is a low cost, high impact program to create awareness on sexual/reproductive health and sexual abuse in secondary schools in Nigeria. BFI is currently working with secondary schools in Akwa Ibom state to create awareness among the student population as well as to sensitise the parents and teachers.

 

Community Health

This is BFI’s platform for taking health awareness to community members in their own communities. This provides an opportunity to talk about health issues such as Malaria, HIV/AIDs, Diabetes, Tuberculosis, etc. BFI addresses barriers to health arising from social, cultural and religious beliefs and practices

 

Better Future Initiative Petty Traders’ Savings and Loans Scheme (BFI-SLS)

BFI gives loans to women petty traders to help them continue their petty trade and support their families. The loan amount and interest are repayable in weekly instalments within 12 weeks. The funds are recycled so that other women can access the petty loan. The traders also have to safe a certain amount with BFI which they collect at the end of their repayment period or if they want, BFI adds to the amount they have saved and gives them back as a lower interest loan. Any funds generated from BFI-SLS is recycled to other petty traders willing to borrow from the scheme and also ploughed back into the organisation to meet running costs.