With a mission to eradicate poverty through economic empowerment of poor women, Nkem Okocha set up Mamamoni, a social enterprise that is addressing community transformation by empowering women to carry on small businesses. Loan recipients get low-interest loans in return for signing up for a system designed to create impact on financial inclusion and children’s education.
She started Mamamoni at a time where she says she had very limited funds to help these women, but today through her intervention over 4000 low-income women and their families have been impacted and Mamamoni has grown beyond bounds, earning the recognition of the Nigerian presidency and also making it to the YNaija 100 Most Influential Women.
During the COVID-19 crisis, she also partnered with individuals and organisations to direct help where it is in dire need. With this initiative, Nkem Okocha has donated food, relief funds, high quality sanitizers and sensitised over 200 women in Ijegun, Ikotun, Ojo areas of Lagos state, Nigeria.