Let's work together
to end poverty in Nigeria

In Nigeria...

2018 Data


people fall into extreme poverty in Nigeria every minute

2017 Data


people are living in extreme poverty

2030 Projections


of Nigerias will be living in extreme poverty - if nothing is done now

2050 Projections


of Nigerias will be living in extreme poverty - if nothing is done now

SHE Foundation is contributing to end extreme poverty in Nigeria by 2030.

We are catalysts. We are facilitators.

Our work centers on leveraging partnerships, technology and innovation for economic prosperity in the fight against poverty

Gathering Data for development action

Increasing access to finance

Enabling actions for progress

Influencing perceptions, decisions and actions

Our activities are directed towards enabling financial inclusion for people living at the Bottom of the Pyramid


Focus on Vulnerable Groups

When a girl child is educated, her well-being is impacted positively. She can lift herself and everyone around her out of poverty


Focus on Education

Education in all its forms is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. On individual level, education can be the difference between a life lived below or above the poverty line. On societal scale, educating girls is seen as the closest thing to a silver bullet for eradicating poverty.


Focus on Health

Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of poor health. Poverty increases the chances of poor health. Poor health, in turn, traps communities in poverty, creating a negative feedback loop sometimes referred to as the health-poverty trap.


Focus on Financial Inclusion

The World Bank Group considers financial inclusion a key enabler to reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. Access to financial services empower poor people to capture opportunities and build resilience.


Focus on Nigeria / Africa

Currently 7.2 billion people live in the world, where Africa makes up 1.3 billion of this. Meanwhile 430.3 million of the African population live below poverty line


Whitepapers, News and Stories

3 July 2020
Do Black Lives Matter to Blacks?

It is paradoxical how Europe and America are erupting with unrest over the rights of Blacks, while the black continent itself remains relatively quiet. An apt Yoruba expression for the situation is gbọ̀rọ̀mí d’elérù, loosely translated as “someone being more paranoid about a problem than the person whose problem it is”. We are regaled with […]

3 July 2020
COVID- 19 Response: How palliative interventions in Nigeria compares with Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and India

Sub-Saharan Africa has not recorded an avalanche of deaths from COVID-19; nonetheless, from the perspectives of economic downturn and plummeting living standards, the region is a disaster in progress. As vulnerable populations are hit by morbid misery, the World Bank (2020) projects a precipitous rise in extreme poverty, especially in Nigeria, which is acclaimed the […]

2 July 2020
Activating an All-Inclusive Alliance for the Almajiri

Poverty, insecurity and disease are siblings. Dare say, the Almajiri are the emblem of that state of affairs. These dishevelled children with slovenly habits awash the streets of northern Nigeria, bearing filthy bowls for soliciting alms. Between Q’uranic classes, they move in droves, accompanied by flies and numerous unseen vectors of disease; chanting verses of […]

3 June 2020
Reining Back Nigeria’s Post-COVID-19 Education Indicators of Multidimensional Poverty

INTRODUCTION Subtle yet substantial, the burdens of educational poverty are often eclipsed by apparently more vivid indicators of health and lifestyle, access to which, are paradoxically contingent upon educational attainment. The COVID-19 pandemic poses a grave threat to multidimensional poverty as a whole, yet the palliatives of food and funds being offered by governments and […]

11 May 2020
UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME: A policy response to COVID-19 and panacea to poverty in Nigeria

INTRODUCTION Historically, social policy involves making decisions about whether the core principle behind social provisioning will be “universal” or “targeted”. Universal in the sense that the entire population will be recipients of social benefits as a basic right or selective in the sense that social benefits are distributed depending on some form of means-testing, which […]

27 April 2020
As the numbers climb, 39 Million Nigerians may be at risk of contracting COVID-19

The year 2020 brought with it high hopes typical of every New Year. But right on its heels, a virulent plague ensued. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes a disease christened COVID-19, ravaged the world. Compelled by its high rate of human-to-human transmission and no cure or vaccination insight, the World […]

21 June 2019
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