Nigeria has vast human and natural resources, yet is reeling under poverty

  • More than 60% of Nigeria’s population lives below $1 per day (World Bank)

According to experts and researches,

  • Education and economic empowerment of women have significant potential to reduce poverty
  • Educated mothers are twice as likely to send their children to school than uneducated mothers
  • Women reinvest up to 90% of their incomes back into their own households, compared to 30-40% by men (International Planned Parenthood Federation)
  • 80% of the agricultural labor in Africa are Women
  • With necessary agricultural resources women can increase production by 20-30% thus reducing world hunger by 12-17% (UN Food and Agriculture Organization)

Gender equality is an important aspect of sustainable development. Since women account for half of any country’s talent base, empowering their participation in the workforce greatly enhances productivity and fosters economic growth.


  • CIDAR is distributing education kit to 5800 children in schools at Maiduguri, Borno
  • Through the Livelihood Program, we are continuously focusing on women empowerment
  • We are providing income generation tools and designing plans for better and long lasting solutions to alleviate poverty
  • We are empowering women by providing them sewing machines, agricultural tools, she-goat rearing, and livelihood
  • With the support of VSF, CIDAR is providing Education kit to around six thousand children in Borno State
  • CIDAR has provided education aid to around 100 IDP children in Kebbi, providing them with school uniforms, bags, books and stationary
  • CIDAR has conducted Menstrual Hygiene sessions in schools of Abuja and Maiduguri