Determined to reduce the number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty, the Liberty Family Foundation, a private family foundation based in the United States of America, has entered into partnership with the Candlelight Foundation to feed poor masses.
The partnership was kicked off with an initial donation of $6,500 along with a pledge to raise funds to support existing and future programmes of the Candlelight Foundation.
According to a statement released to the newsmen, the objective of the partnership is to further expand existing programmes of the Candlelight, and to launch new vocational programmes that would help to create positive changes in the lives of the patrons.
The statement further stated that the Liberty Family Foundation is excited to embark on partnership with the Candlelight, and has named Esther Bankole as the programme director in this region.
Uzoamaka Okeke, executive director of the Candlelight Foundation, who expressed appreciation to the Liberty Family Foundation for their support, said it will go a long way in helping the Candlelight in achieving its goals.
“We hope that in the near future, their plans to partner with us will be solidified, and we can further make our community better, starting with one life at a time,” Okeke said.
The Liberty Family Foundation was founded by Michael Liberty, a successful entrepreneur in technologies and other areas, who strives to support others through difficult times.
With focus on humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, the foundation is set out to assist existing humanitarian organisations in Lagos to positively impact the circumstances of many, and to inspire other civic leaders around the world to do the same.
This is coming at a time when a 2018 report by the World Poverty shows that 86.9 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty, labeling the country as the poverty capital of the world.