Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization
) is a local NGO with a mission to “harness the potentials of widows, orphans, and vulnerable segment to become productive entities in the society through advocacy, capacity building, economic empowerment and human rights program”. WEWE’s main goal is to advocate for, and promote the rights of widows, vulnerable women and orphans in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Built on the core values of Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork and Excellence, WEWE has over 7 years’ experience in managing USAID funded Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) projects. Some past projects achievements include:
- Provision of micro-enterprise and homestead farming to 315 OVC caregivers.
- Establishment of Cassava processing Enterprise for 239 caregivers.
- Sponsorship of 12 University Students and revolving grants to 39 widows.
- Community mobilization of 20 communities in Imo/Abia.
- Provision and prevention from Mother To Children Transmission (PMTCT) education to 750 caregivers.
As at June 2015, WEWE has reached a total of 15,006 vulnerable children and 4854 VC caregivers within 7 years with the following services:
- Child protection,
- shelter and care,
- nutritional and food security,
- household economic strengthening,
- education and training,
- Psychosocial support
- Other program area HIV, PMTCT & Malaria.
Registered with CAC under incorporated trustees CAC/IT/NO/33132 in 2009, Widows and Orphans Empowerment organization (WEWE) initially started as a community based organization (CBO) in 2004 with a one man staff working on orphans scholarship programme in Okigwe Imo State.
Today, WEWE has over 40 full time staff and 20 volunteers based in Abuja, Anambra, Imo and Abia with a focus of reaching a total of 52,602 children and 17,554 caregivers by September 2016.