Nigeria WAY Client Stories

Stories of success

The Youth Entrepreneurship and Women’s Empowerment Project in Northern Nigeria aims to increase the contributions by entrepreneurs (ENs) and small-scale businesses (SSBs), particularly those run by women and youth, to support Nigeria’s economic growth.

A woman holding a goat

How using the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) insights improved Azumi’s business

December 14, 2021

Azumi is a 35-year-old businesswoman with four children and has never been to school. She has been processing peanuts into oil for the past...

A woman speaking in a classroom

How a rice Parboiling Training session gave Kaltume’s business a boost

December 14, 2021

Kaltume is a rice and peanut processor and a primary school teacher who lives in Katagum, Bauchi State, Nigeria. She...

Leading the WAY on Bauchi State’s Climate Collaboration Strategy

November 24, 2021

MEDA’s Women and Youth (WAY) project in Bauchi, Northern Nigeria is witnessing the growing impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss firsthand. Annual precipitation...

Using the power of education to overcome barriers- Nigeria WAY project

September 22, 2021

Kaltume Hassan is a mother of seven and a small entrepreneur in the rice processing industry of Bauchi, Nigeria. Kaltume...

Discovering her self worth through vacation school in Nigeria- Julie’s story

September 17, 2021

Julie is a 14-year-old girl from Dass Local Government Area (LGA) in Bauchi State, Nigeria whose mother works in the...

Nigeria WAY Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) Fair: Linking 90 business owners to financial services

September 9, 2021

Financial products that are designed for women’s business goals can strengthen women led businesses and benefit the larger community. Yet,...

Group of girls participating in Life Skills Training

Creating building blocks for the future: A 3-week life skills training course for girls in Bauchi state, Nigeria

July 30, 2021

In Nigeria, certain socio-cultural beliefs prevent girls from developing their potential. These beliefs contribute to higher rates of poverty, illiteracy,...

Women processing soy to be sold in their local markets

How Soy can become a cornerstone of food security in Bauchi State, Nigeria

July 26, 2021

The soybean is a versatile crop that can be used to make many foods: Soy Jollof rice, Soy milk, Soy...

Nigerian women at community event

Great achievements start small: Harnessing the power of women to grow crops

May 3, 2021

The No Retreat No Surrender (NRNS) group is a women’s cooperative of small traders and small- scale farmers that cultivate...


This program was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.