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A Lagos-based Not for Profit organization, CBA Foundation has concluded plans to organize a five kilometer long walk tagged Walk4Hope in the Lekki area of Lagos. The charity work is the highlight of activities embarked upon by the organization since the beginning of the year. The charity walk is aimed at raising funds for the protection and support of underprivileged widows and their vulnerable children.  In 2015 to date, CBA Foundation has reached out to over 2,000 underprivileged widows and 100 children through Skill Acquisition training, Health Intervention, Business Start-Up, Clothing, Nutrition and tuition fees for the children. Proceeds from the event will go directly to support programs that directly benefit the underprivileged widows and their children.

Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, Executive Director of the Foundation identified the five core areas that will benefit from the proceeds of the event. These include areas on Women Empowerment/Capacity building, Health, Nutrition, Quality basic education and Self-employment scheme.

“Every step counts! Every step you take brings us closer to offering hope to underprivileged widows and their children, she says, adding that CBA Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of widows primarily and their vulnerable children in Nigeria, to promote immediate and lasting hope, confidence and courage in their lives.

“At CBA Foundation, we believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. CBA Foundation was created with this purpose in mind- to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path”, she says.

Registration for the Walk, will start at 7.00am while the participants, estimated to hit 150 will take off at 7.30am.

About CBA Foundation

CBA Foundation is a registered humanitarian organization under the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Many widows are denied their rights, subjected to abuse and evicted from their homes because they lost their husband, no form of inherit of property or land. Widows are forced into exploitative work to support themselves and their families. According to UN Women during the last International widows day – June 23, 2014 estimated 115 million widows currently live in poverty, and 81 million have suffered physical abuse, some from members of their own family. It has been observed by various studies that widowhood is an issue that affects more women than men. 

Widows are more than victims; they are mothers, caregivers and heads of households. Widows of all ages and their children should be treated as full and equal citizens and their rights should be protected.

UN Women advocates for the empowerment of widows everywhere and supports this in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Part of our broader work in CBA Foundation is to set out to  work in partnership with widows’ organizations so widows can live free of stigma and discrimination, with dignity, rights and economic independence, and have a voice in decisions that affect their lives in the household and the public sphere.


  • Support group for Widows
  • Religious Bodies
  • Organizations
  • Microfinance
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Agencies
  • Private & Public Sectors
  • Philanthropist
  • YOU….

Through the Walk4Hope, CBA Foundation calls for stronger action to end widespread discrimination against widows.


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