HOME MAKERS WOMEN DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
LCCN Compound No.14, Dogon Duste, Jos,Plateau State, Nigeria
Home Makers was founded in 1995 by Mrs. Margaret Ahmed as a non-profit organization to build the capacity of women and youth, for family economic health and empowerment, as well as provide bridge building opportunities between women and youth of diverse backgrounds and different faith traditions.
What we do
We carry out different step-down training to provide women and youth with:
- New skills and techniques to develop marketable products for sale;
- Money management and budgeting skills necessary to operate a business;
- Revolving loans as resources are available and needed;
- Practical healthy living skills and habits;
- Conflict mitigation and mediation skills;
- Advice in small scale agriculture and gardening.
We meet monthly with our women in all locations. Meet weekly with youths in Jos and have an annual event that brings all of us together. This event is our yearly conference that creates an avenue of togetherness, that we share and learn more from our experiences.
One key area that Home Makers Women Development Initiative focus on is peace building on the Plateau.
- Grassroots women will acquire the practical and business skills necessary to carry out successful businesses that will provide sufficient income to sustain their families.
- Grassroots women will receive hope and encouragement from the camaraderie that comes from working together with others and being empowered to address the challenges they face in their lives.
- Grassroots women and youth will develop hope and non-violent responses to the unjust, conflictual and hopeless environment they live in.
- Women who have been displaced by violence will receive hope through the distribution of a limited amount of relief intervention, but will mainly acquire the practical and business skills necessary to carry out successful businesses that will provide sufficient income to sustain their families.