If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists.

We celebrate these women for identifying the needs of humanity and committing themselves in meeting them.

THE EMPATHETIC

1. Hadiza Bala-Usman is the initiator of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign – a global online and offline campaign aimed at freeing 219 school girls abducted by the vicious Boko Haram sect.

2. Dr. Yinka Akindayomi is the Founder of the Children’s Development Centre, a foundation that is helping to fight against discrimination of children with autism.

3. Nkem Okocha is the founder of Mamamoni; a Social Enterprise that empowers poor rural and urban slum women with free vocational skills and Mobile Loans, helping them to become financially included in society, to increase their household incomes, to upskill them in their micro-businesses, and to educate their children. The Mamamoni initiative provides mobile microcredit to low income rural and urban slum women, making them banked using mobile technology and training them on different vocational skills in order to empower them. The initiative has impacted and empowered women in different communities with skills and tools to help them to succeed in their businesses

4. Temi Giwa-Tubosun is a Nigerian-American health entrepreneur, founder of LifeBank (formerly One Percent Project), a business enterprise in Nigeria working to improve access to blood transfusions in the country.

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