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Our impact - Nigeria

Monica, Women for Women International graduate in Nigeria. Photo: Monilekan

Our Impact in Nigeria

Since 2000, Women for Women International – Nigeria has served more than 60,000 women through our year-long programme in Enugu and Plateau states.

The impact of your support

After graduation from our programme women report positive changes

Faith Mathew holding up a jumper
"The programme has given me hope. I learnt that if you have an ambition and work towards it, you can achieve your dream," shares Faith, Women for Women International - Nigeria programme participant. Photo: Monilekan

Women earn and save money

Women report average personal earnings of $1.39 per day at graduation, compared to $0.49 at enrolment (USD, purchasing power parity*).

Engaging men as allies for gender equality
Photo: Monilekan

Women develop health and well-being

By graduation, 81% of women reported involvement in household decisions about having more children, up from 52% at enrolment.


Data was provided by 3,195 participants who graduated from Women for Women International's core programme between January and December 2017. This dataset only includes baseline and endline data for sampled graduates who were interviewed in both survey rounds. For data related to household decision-making, women whose responses were recorded as “N/A” are excluded from sample.

Purchasing power parities (PPPs) are the rates of currency conversion that equalise the purchasing power of different currencies by eliminating the differences in price levels between countries. In their simplest form, PPPs are price relatives that show the ratio of the prices in national currencies of the same good or service in different countries. PPPs are also calculated for product groups and for each of the various levels of aggregation up to and including GDP. Read more.

Zainab's story

"During the sessions on decision-making and women’s rights, my eyes were opened. It made me appreciate myself more as a human being."