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September 2, 2021

Sonaira CEO’s plan to raise 1000 new female entrepreneurs before 2023

Sonaira CEO’s plan to raise 1000 new female entrepreneurs before 2023

The passion of Sonia Omon Obehi Ovuehor for empowerment and community development did not come as surprise to many who know her, especially in view of her status as an alumnus of the Pan African Institute of Entrepreneurship and Community Development.

Those who know her from way back often argue that her altruistic nature is due to her upbringing and experience.

She was recently in the news for her humanitarian activities when it emerged that she is the sponsor of the forthcoming Independence Day Widow Tour, an initiative of Miss Mainland Africa, which aim to empower 500 widows.  Ovuehor, CEO of Sonaira Business World, the fastest-growing conglomerate in Nigeria, is known to have supported other empowerment initiatives in the past.

The Sonaira Business World founder who won the Pan African Institute’s Award of Excellence and Innovation in 2014, has over the years earned herself a reputation as the champion of women and girl child cause with her indefatigable efforts at empowering and providing opportunities for them. 

In this regard, the Ovuehor has supported a host of charity organisations, including R’jay Initiative, a Lagos-based non-profit organisation that aimed to reduce period poverty among young girls by providing free sanitary pads, Charles Oronsaye Orphanage in Benin and the Triumph Love World Foundation, which cater for prisoners, elderly ones and the less privileged in our society.

A believer of the philosophy of alleviating poverty by facilitating self-sufficiency, Ovuehor avows: “I see a lot of the sense in the saying that “give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” At Sonaira Business World, we are set to empower and train 1000 Nigerian female entrepreneurs before 2023.”