LADY VENDORS

Nominated for Germany's iF Social Impact Prize. Featured permanently in the iF World Design Guide

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THE VENDOR PROJECT is a free-to-join group that offers Nigeria's low- (or no-) income females the chance to become part-time distributors of Bank & Entrepreneur Africa magazine.

 

They earn a really healthy commission (50%

of the publication's cover price) so that they quickly become financially independent.

 

This program is designed to help the ladies become productive members of society, and work towards a personal goal: education, family welfare, healthcare, or day-to-day living.

We feel we are nurturing a unique crop of women entrepreneurs. And giving them some dignity.

Our lady vendors serve the public from the safe premises of our partners,  Prince Ebeano supermarkets, across Lagos Island:

  • Lekki Peninsula Phase 1

  • Chevron Drive

  • Oniru, Victoria Island

Chinyere Okafor is our lead Lady Vendor. She's a married mother of one who runs a petty trade business.

Signing up for the Vendor Project has become her mainstay.

 

She says: "What I earn from selling just one magazine, I would have to sell 40 bottles of any soft drink"

Chinyere is dedicated, and she makes her family - and us - very proud.

 

In May 2018, she started an adult literacy class (learning to read and write) - and will subsequently begin work as one of the CEO's Assistants, while still doing stints as a Lady Vendor, and training new recruits.