Aisha Buhari’s cash transfer initiative enriches 400 Nigerian women

By Timothy Choji, Abuja

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Women receiving financial assistance from the Wife of the Nigerian President's Community-Based Cash Transfer Intervention in Katsina State.

Another batch of 200 women have benefitted from the Aisha Buhari Foundation’s Community-Based Cash Transfer Intervention in Katsina State.

This was a continuation of a similar event in Daura on Wednesday, in which 200 women were assisted with cash to grow their businesses.

Large turnout of women
The event, which was held at the Katsina Multipurpose Hall on Friday, witnessed a large turnout of women who are into various small businesses like agriculture products processing and marketing, catering, cosmetics, tailoring and beading.

A cross section of the women who gathered for the Cash transfer initiative in Katsina State.

The Coordinator of the Foundation, Dr. Kamal Muhammad said the cash transfer initiative was in line with the vision of the Future Assured Programme on improving the health and wellbeing of women and children.

The transfer, he said, “will lead to an improvement in household income, which will in-turn improve feeding and nutritional status, school attendance and quality of education as well as improved health status of the family, among other benefits.”

These benefits, he said would contribute to the attainment of related Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr Muhammad urged the beneficiaries to expand their businesses with the cash support they received.

Dr. Kamal Muhammad represented the Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari at the event.

The State’s Commissioner of Women Affairs, Mrs. Badiyya Mashi thanked the wife of the President for constantly supporting women, saying ”the support would assist entrepreneurial women to expand the capital base of their micro businesses and become more self-sustaining.”

Mrs Mashi urged beneficiaries to utilise the funds judiciously.

Mrs Mashi presenting cash to the beneficiaries of the initiative.

Lateefah Ibrahim