240 Women in Katsina and Kano states scale up from farmers to Business Entrepreneurs

First lady Katsina State- Hajia Fatima Shema, donates income generation items to women in Katsina State in the Joint Economic Empowerment Programme between WOFAN and Katsina State Government.


240 tricycles ( Keke Napep) were  among items distributed to Women from various sectors of Katsina state to compliment their income generation activities and generate daily income for women.

In addition  2500 women benefitted from  A  soft loan  scheme of N50,000 each to boost their various income.


All of these are part of the 2year collaborative project between Katsina state government and WOFAN to support livelihood and income of rural women.


First lady- Hajia Fatima Shema test riding the first tricycle to be donated


Women beneficiaries taking turns to receive their  Tricycles for their income generation activities.


The tricycles will be rented out to already trained youths who will make daily returns to the Women groups.


A recovery system is put in place  such that 60% of the cost is repaid by the state government is subsidizing the 40% for the women groups to enable them diversify their profits into other businesses.