It is hard to talk about the modern woman without going back in time to peep into the lives of the women who
have come before us. Women have learnt over time to do what needs to be done in order to fulfill their primary
role of nurturers and caregivers. With this role comes the realization that sometimes it includes being the
Across Nigeria, are women who strive daily to beat the odds of inadequacy, lack of opportunity and many more
limiting factors to nurture their families. Understanding the limitations at various levels has become one of
the foundational reasons why at Proshare Foundation we are committed to ensuring that those limitations are
drastically reduced to make for empowered women.
Proshare Foundation launched its S.I.M.B.I Empowerment Project in August, 2021 to reach grassroot women living
in urban and rural areas. The project is designed to bridge the gap between financial literacy and inclusion
and build robust tools that will make for seamless process leading to financial independence. In recent past,
financial literacy has become such a popular area of discourse; however, the approach to achieving this
financial literacy and inclusion is of utmost importance and will ultimately be key to the success of this
At Proshare Foundation we believe that financial literacy and inclusion is not a destination but a process and
a pathway to building sustainable wealth in the society by bringing financial knowledge to the unbanked and
largely uneducated populace. For this reason; PFDN’s operational principle rests on the educate, enlighten and
empower cycle to ensure that a vast majority of the target demography are aligned with the paradigm shift
needed to achieve this financial literacy and inclusion objectives.
It is on the premise of this that the S.I.M.B.I Empowerment Project kicked off with 35 women under the urban
grassroot cluster. These women were selected based on a selection criterion that speaks primarily to their
ability to learn, unlearn and relearn, their desire to create wealth and the chance to improve on self and
belong to a community of shared interests.
Join us as we explore the journey of four of these women as we bring you their stories of resilience, dreams
and all the in between things that have made for the lessons they have learnt. The journey is ongoing, and for
us at PFDN it is humbling to walk with these women to a place of light and freedom.