Disturbed by the level of poverty stirring the widows in the face because of the present harsh economic realities in the country, a Canadian based philanthropist and founder of The Modupe Smith Foundation , Mrs. Motunrayo Raji, has empowered no fewer than 20 widows with a determination to move them out the shackles of abject poverty.

 

The Founder of the non- governmental Organisation NGO who through one of the Directors, Mrs Falilat Yusuf disclosed this while speaking during the presentation of cash gift & assorted food items, wrappers to widows in Okene, Okene Local Government area of Kogi State at the weekend.

 

Mrs Motunrayo Raji explained further that the Modupe Smith Foundation has special biase for widows and the less privileged in the society, stressing that the main objectives of the Foundation is to Empower widows, provide scholarships for vulnerable children, (indigent women and children) across the length and breath of Kogi state .

She said because of the loss of their loved ones, who are the breadwinners, widows immediately run into socio-economic crisis reason why they need support.

One of the beneficiaries, who spoke on behalf of the widows, Mrs Aina Sheidu commended the Modupe smith Foundation for the cash gifts, food items, wrappers and other donations.

Mrs Aina Sheidu said the beneficiaries really appreciated the efforts of founder, noting that they will not disappoint the NGO, added that the gifts would go a long way to alleviate their sufferings as the less privileged in the society,

She posited that the humanitarian and philanthropist hearts of Mrs Motunrayo Raji would move them out of poverty line, prayed that God will continue to assist the founder

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