Three NGOs, anti-poverty organisation, Opportunity International, and UPS Foundation have collaborated to launch the ‘Unstoppable Women Initiative,’ which aims at empowerment 47,605 women in Nigeria, India, Colombia and Indonesia, by providing funding for them.
According to a statement issued by the organisation, the Unstoppable Women Initiative, which will empower women and remove economic barriers to success in underserved communities, is a three-year plan which will directly impact 48,605 women and reach a total of 1,564,620 people by the end of 2026.
The National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria in December found that while Nigerian women are interested in pursuing careers as entrepreneurs, they largely lack access to the financial services they need to do so.
Speaking on the initiative, President of Social Impact and The UPS Foundation, Nikki Clifton, said, “We have a clear vision that we execute every single day with every partner in every community – to create a more equitable and just world.
"Our work with Opportunity International isn’t just an investment, it is a demonstration of our commitment to equity for the women of India, Nigeria, Colombia, and Indonesia who are working hard to build opportunity for their children."
“When women rise economically, the people around them flourish. Opportunity International is committed to implementing strategies that connect women and girls to the resources, supports, and education that help them achieve economic independence,” said Atul Tandon, CEO of Opportunity International.
“This partnership with The UPS Foundation exemplifies our decades-long commitment to economic empowerment for women and girls—investing in women entrepreneurs, who in turn make life better for their families and their communities.”