< Previous1 of 10Next > WIMBIZ volunteers and beneficiary of WIMBIZ COVID-19 relief project at Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Distribution of relief materials by the WIMBIZ delegation led by Chairman, Executive Council, WIMBIZ, Ngover Ihyembe-Nwankwo (left); Founding Trustee and Chairman, Board of Trustees, WIMBIZ, Ifeyinwa Ighodalo and Founding Trustee, WIMBIZ, Bola Adesola, to low income households in Ijeh Community, Obalende, Lagos State during the WIMBIZ COVID-19 Relief Project. Beneficiaries of the relief project at Bonny, Rivers state. Beneficiaries of the WIMBIZ COVID-19 relief project at Shomolu Community, Lagos.
The current economic situation triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains and business activities across countries, including Nigeria.
To combat this pandemic, general
lockdown strategies have been implemented and this has resulted in a decline in economic activity, a dip in oil prices and a reduction in disposable income. The impact on the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the population has been magnified with people who depend on daily wages to fend for their families, feeling the brunt of these restrictions.
With the lockdown, the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) saw the need to urgently come to the rescue of these vulnerable population: “It quickly became apparent to the WIMBIZ team, that Nigerian women within the low-income bracket would be hit by the impact of the lockdown and they would need support to comply with the government’s lockdown restrictions designed to flatten the curve, as well as stop the spread of the
COVID-19 virus,” the organization said in a media statement.