A cross section of beneficiaries of Widows and Orphans Hope (WAOH) Project in Ekiti State have hailed the initiator of the programme and wife of the Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, for giving them economic empowerment.

They described the project as life transforming one which has changed their stories for good economically and brought relief to them.

The beneficiaries were visited at their business locations during a fact-finding visit by a team led by the WAOH Project Coordinator, Mrs. Oluwakemi Dairo to assess how they have been putting the tools and products they received at the WAOH unveiling on 19th October, 2023 into use.

Beneficiaries like Mrs. Oluwatoyin Ilesanmi who got a computer set, Mrs. Esther Olubodun who received foodstuffs and Mrs. Oluwatoyin Popoola who receives a sewing machine testified that the tools of trade received have transformed their lives and provided a means of livelihood for them and their children.

Others like Mrs. Oluwakemi Adeyemi, Mrs. Moyo Fasakin, Mrs. Janet Kayode and Alhaja Afusat Jimoh prayed for Dr. Oyebanji for changing their stories for good. These are evidences that WAOH is making a great impact in the lives of the beneficiaries.

They were all in appreciative mood owing to the fact the tools of trade received have transformed their lives and provided means of livelihood for them and their children.

Earlier, the Director of Widows and Orphans Hope Project who visited the beneficiaries on behalf of the Governor’s wife, Dr. Oyebanji at their respective business locations called on them to be diligent at work and utilize the opportunity from the kind heart and initiative of the Ekiti First Lady.

She said the wellbeing of the less privileged most especially the widows remained the priority of the WAOH project, hence more people would be captured to put smile on the faces of those in such category.

The WAOH Coordinator maintained that more of the beneficiaries would be visited to know their wellbeing and other areas where to provide more assistance for them.

The team through the coordinator reiterated that the visit would cut across all the beneficiaries from the 16 Local Government Areas and 22 Local Council Development Areas of the State and promised that the visit would not be a one off exercise.

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