The birth-rate of males is 2% more than that of females. However, male enrolment into school is 6% more than that of females. Hence, leaving approximately 107 thousand more females susceptible to poverty, human trafficking, early marriage and other social problems.
Over 57% of the Nigerian population do not have access to healthcare. Most Nigerians pay "out-of-pocket" for medicines and healthcare, leading a lot of Nigerians into poverty. Improving the productivity and earning of individuals and households by investing in healthcare will break the cycle of poverty.
Global unemployment rates for women stands at 6.2% and 5.5% for men. Globally: Women’s early-stage entrepreneurial activity is half or less than half of that of men’s; Women are more than twice as likely as men to be contributing family workers; Women tend to spend around 2.5 times more time on unpaid care and domestic work than men.
Annually, approximately 7.4 million young girls in Nigeria drop out of school. Women like Folorunsho Alakija have shown us that success is not tied to certificates but significantly linked to hard work and consistency. Through life skills, these girls can learn to translate knowledge, attitude, and values into consistency and hard work.