Women and children constitute a very important part of every society and contributes immensely to the social, economic and financial well-being of a Nation but this is not the case in our country. Poverty among women and children is skyrocketing because many can no longer afford basic consumption needs due to rapid Urbanization, economic decline in currency and lack of innovative ways to better lively hood.
A Study by Sheri Usman(2015), recommended that the best way to eradicate poverty among women and children is for both Government and nongovernmental organization to create an integrated programme that Fosters; women empowerment, eradication of child labor, acquisition of skills, provision of special loan and investments and reconstruction of infrastructure in communities to increase development and make life easy for people especially women and children.
"70% of women are living below poverty line," says the Minister of women Affairs and social development. Many women die prematurely from preventable circumstances due to lack of funds and this leaves their children in a state of disarray, allowing them to fend for themselves. In an effort to put food on their table child labour increases. About an estimated 15 million Children under the age of 14 are involved in child Labour as stated by the international Labour Organization.
The aforementioned crisis necessitated the birth of Oasis of Love International Center for Women and Children as a civil and Humanistic Obligation to eradicate poverty in Nigeria and beyond. It is our belief that if we can assist as many less privileged women and children, we can help put a smile on the face of the nation and restore the hope that the citizens once had in its beloved Country.