At this juncture of uncertainty, palpable fear, tension and economic conundrum, even the most generous philanthropists were hesitant to dole out assistance to society’s less privileged and economically vulnerable. Dejection, pain and gloom became the fate of exposed classes of people who struggled to cope with the new normal.
Like dew in an arid ground of dejection, and light permeating through thick gloom, Prada Uzodimma stepped in to take up a daunting responsibility to provide food and material support to families and communities within her capacity and reach. In one of the outreaches held at Bwari Municipal Area, Abuja, in April, household provisions were made available to over 200 vulnerable families, thus soothing the severe consequences of the lockdown and engraving priceless smiles on worried visages.
Prada Uzodimma has equally engaged in several acts of philanthropy behind the scenes and is ardently passionate on lending hands of assistance to vulnerable persons in our society.
The support scheme which involved participants sending a one-minute, thirty seconds video explaining their businesses and how the grant will boost them produced three beneficiaries with outstandingly innovative business modules who were granted various levels of financial assistance.
The winners of the first edition of the scheme: Israel Adebayo, a 400level law student of Osun State University, a graphic designer and digital painter; Igbo Ngozi, a 400 level law student of the University of Abuja, a caterer; and Bakare Rachael Adedolapo, a 400level law student of Lagos State University have all expressed elation on the substantial growth recorded in their various enterprises since when they received the cash grants over seven months ago.
This reasserts the core of our founding credo, that, we do not need much to build/assist small-scale enterprises and that with little financial grants coexisting with entrepreneurial zest and innovation start-ups can attain stability and achieve growth.