With a population size of over 200 million people, Nigeria is estimated to have over 100 million living in extreme poverty and 23.1% are unemployed. The loss of jobs, as well as the escalating food prices, brought about by the spread of COVID-19 and the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government, have adversely affected individuals and families in the low and lower-middle-income earning bracket.

To support these vulnerable individuals and families hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way Greater Nigeria is providing them with access to food and hygiene items through the support of corporate donors like Unilever Nigeria PLC who donated over 1000 boxes of hygiene products and seasoning powders, Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce and RedStar Logistics, a subsidiary of FedEx who provided logistic and volunteer support as this will aid the journey of beneficiaries to sanitary health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the first two weeks, United Way Greater Nigeria supported over 1000 families in the rural areas of Orile, Makoko, Lafiaji, Akoka and Ogun State with hygiene products like detergents, washing liquids, bathing soap and food items such as bread loaves and seasoning powders.

United Way Greater Nigeria is calling on corporate organizations, businesses and NGOs willing to deliver meaningful and measurable change to join our COVID-19 effort and support the most vulnerable in our communities.