LAPO boosts rural agriculture, support farmers with N1.4 Billion in Q1 2024

…Empowers 675,115 residents 



CITIZENS COMPASS – Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), a leading non-governmental organization has disbursed N1.4 billion to rural farmers in the first quarter of 2024. 

The significant investment aims to boost rural agriculture and improve the livelihoods of small holder farmers across Nigeria.

The loan was disbursed to 324,070 farmers across 303 branches in 22 states of the federation through its LAPO  Agricultural and Rural Development Initiative, (LARDI). This support is expected to enhance agricultural productivity, increase food security, and promote economic growth in rural communities.

Dr. Victor Noruwa, Executive Director, Microfinance Segment of LAPO, advised the beneficiaries to utilize the funds judiciously in order to add value to their agricultural activities. 

“We encourage our beneficiaries to make the most of this opportunity by investing in their farms, expanding their operations, and improving their yields. This will not only improve their livelihoods but also contribute to the growth of the national economy,” he said.

LAPO’s commitment to rural agriculture is aligned with its mission to empower marginalized communities and promote sustainable development. Through LARDI, the organization aims to increase access to financial services, improve agricultural productivity, and reduce poverty among rural farmers.

Similarly, the non-governmental organisation said it has successfully empowered 675,115 community members across Nigeria with health training in the first quarter of 2024.

The health training programme, which was conducted for community members and clients of the LAPO Microfinance Bank clients in Edo, Kogi, Enugu, Rivers, Zamfara, Enugu, Lagos, and Abuja, aimed to educate the beneficiaries on the importance of healthy living, disease prevention, and regular medical check-ups. 

The programme covered topics such as nutrition, hygiene, and disease management, and provided participants with the knowledge and skills needed to take charge of their health.

Dr. Honestus Ayo Obadiora, Executive Director of LAPO, commended the beneficiaries for their enthusiasm and commitment to the programme. 

“We are thrilled to see so many community members take advantage of this opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing,” he said. “We encourage all beneficiaries to embrace healthy lifestyle choices and regular medical check-ups to ensure their continued health and prosperity.”

LAPO’s health training programme is part of its broader mission to empower marginalized communities and promote sustainable development. The organization’s programmes focus on education, healthcare, economic empowerment, and social justice, and have impacted millions of lives across Nigeria.


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