Obsessed with the desire to positively transform the lives and living conditions of vulnerable children (boy & girls) and women, AYPAD has been undertaken series of research and documentation of experiences together with suggested recommendations of street children and commercial sex workers, most of whom have subsequently been absorbed into AYPAD’s membership, and gradually acquired coping mechanism skills. AYPAD holds the view that women’s empowerment lies with that economic power and decision making abilities, which would also reflect positively on their lives and their families around them The rationale of this request is to enhance the economic empowerment of the women members of AYPAD through the provision of revolving Micro-Credit scheme.
The main thrust of the project is to effect a revolving micro-credit scheme for women members of AYPAD as a means of enchaining their economic empowerment To ensure these, members would be encouraged to form solidarity groups comprising three members. A number of seven to eight groups would be created for a start from among the twenty and five targeted beneficiaries. These female members would be given responsibilities as chairperson, secretary and collector per group who would co-monitor each other to ensure timely repayment of loans to ensure the support of other women in subsequent scheme The strategy would also involve the registration of members, and preparation of membership card to be used as a means of monthly registration. Members would be encouraged to engage in a regular meeting to ensure effective utilization of the funds, overcoming problems and ensuring the timely repayment of loan.