Reckitt Nigeria Gives Out N37.8m To Six Social Enterprises


To mark the successful conclusion of its WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Accelerator Programme, Reckitt Nigeria has given out N37.8 million in seed funding to six social businesses (N6.3 million to each business). This initiative is poised to help address the country’s critical health challenges through innovation and collaboration.

According to the company, the selected social enterprises have demonstrated exceptional potential in tackling Nigeria’s WASH challenges, with groundbreaking solutions ranging from sustainable sanitation facilities to reusable menstrual hygiene products.

Speaking during the award ceremony, Cassandra Uzo-Ogbugh, Head of External Communications and Partnerships, Reckitt Sub-Saharan Africa, emphasised the importance of the WASH programme, she said,  “We believe in the positive power that business can have. By supporting these social enterprises, we are addressing immediate hygiene challenges and building sustainable solutions that will benefit communities for years to come.

Founder of SOSO Care, Nonso Opurum, expressed his gratitude to Reckitt, saying, “The seed funding and mentorship are crucial in helping us scale our solutions and reach the communities in need. We are excited to continue creating a healthier and cleaner environment for everyone, with Reckitt’s backing.”

This initiative is a testament to Reckitt’s mission to protect, heal, and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. Through the WASH Accelerator Programme, Reckitt is driving positive change and empowering communities to overcome the challenges associated with inadequate WASH access, ultimately improving the overall health and well-being of Nigerians.

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