Can we meet you?
I’m Titilayo Adelaja, a graduate of Computer Science from Olabisi Onabanjo University, the founder of Mothers Pride and Development Initiative (MPDI)
What is the ideology behind MPDI?
Well, the Ideology is to reduce poverty through Literacy/vocational and financial inclusion amongst women and youth. This crusade started since year 2012, and we have over 200 youths that have benefited before MPDI now focus more on women of circumstances as a result of our research, that, to have a total commitment from a child, the mother has to be involved and have a change of orientation. On this note, we started empowering the widows and single parents with supportive mechanism that will enable them get fund and live a meaningful life.
How did it begin?
It began in year 2012 by going round secondary schools within my locality, advocating for youth empowerment with free vocational skill training that was organized by me and some other like minds. After a year of taking them through the training, we conducted First graduation in December 2013 for the first set of 35 youth that did well in the training.
Even with all financial constraints the training still continued and another graduation was conducted in March 2015, combined with our first widows empowerment. We later commenced cooperative society in February, 2016 to encourage our members to be prudent and have access to loan to enhance expansion in their various business.
During Our quarterly empowerment program, we give out money generating equipments at a subsidized amount in term of loan without interest, all these are to reduce poverty in our society via the women economic development, and we always ensure all the widows goes home with food items as a supportive gift for their welfare, depending on the donation will receives as an NGO.
What are the activities MPDI is know for?
MPDI is known for Youths, Women and Widows empowerment; Loan without interest; Literacy support service’ Gender violence advocacy for women and girl-child; Cooperative Society. In recent past, we have observed eleven empowerment event at every quarter of the year with different TAGS, for the widows and women of circumstances.
How do you benefit from all these philanthropist engagement?
The primary gain is the joy and restoration of hope and happiness in the life of our beneficiaries as I was instructed by God. The MPDI activities is a call…And God has been faithful to me and my able team. Moreso, we also engaged in Small scale production of households products like liquid soap, insecticide, powdered bean,beads making,small chops and fragrance to expose and expand our women business orientation for wealth distribution.
How can people locate you?
We are presently at 1,Obadeyi Street, Mowe, Ogun state. You can as well visit our website: www.mothersprideinitiative.org and our facebook page:- motherspridedevelopmentinitiat
ive. Motherspride, You can E mail or reach us on [email protected], +2348038445240, +2348127663231.
What is your advise for women there?
Be a virtuous woman in all ramifications, we should engage in business and productive activities to assist our homes, however, the vulnerable amongst them should have hope that God is a sufficient father that cater for our needs. Anyone closer to us can join our organization for adequate counselling and empowerment.