In their book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for women worldwide, Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn offered reasons for making women and girls the focus of microfinancing. Also numerous studies support the emerging view that women and girls create more developmental change as well as prove the age long undeniable impact of women’s influence and impact on their spouses.
Furthermore, because many people admire and aspire to be a beauty queen, it is our candid disposition that beauty queens would be a good and effective advocate of worthy causes.
To give life to this vision, Miss Microfinance Nigeria is presenting a Miss Microfinance Global Ambassador to be the voice and visibility for the refocusing of Adult Women Empowerment (#AWE) to Adult Girls Empowerment (#AGE) through financial literacy and business mentoring, water supply and hygiene campaigns targeted at ages 8 – 38 years.
Miss Microfinance Global Ambassador Beauty and Brain Pageant is an event whose raison d’etre is to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the promotion of microfinancing, improved water and sanitation facilities for these categories of persons and the development of the economy.
Apart from a strong advocacy on micro-economic centered programs, Miss Microfinance Global Ambassador also aims to showcase, encourage and mobilize the involvement of young girls and women (amazons) in general to shine the spotlight on microfinance activities thereby creating a sensational awareness and dispelling off of misconceptions and misinterpretations about microfinance, water supply and sanitation challenges.
Miss Microfinance Global Ambassador is conceptualized to build its reputation as the most relevant and worthwhile beauty event in the Africa, setting a legacy of beauty, brains and responsibility as well as becoming a symbol of unparalleled pulchritude and enduring advocacy across the African continent in the coming years.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
1. Advocate for full actualization and implementation of the CBN’s microfinance policy, relevant policies to address shortage and inadequate water and sanitation facilities in schools and rural communities.
2. Lobby for relevant legislative provisions and backing for the microfinance subsector (establishment of MICROFINANCE LOAN ARBITRATION PANEL, MICROFINANCE BILL).
3. Promote microfranchising and WASH in Africa.
4. Promote state and local government participation in microfinancing and WASH.
5. Promote MFI’s and MFB’s to institutional partners and stakeholders nationally, regionally and internationally.
6. Expand microfinance activities/financial and WASH education to the tertiary institutions.
7. Host regional workshop every quarter that focuses on research and innovation in the sanitation and microfinance market/sector.
8. Awards presentation.
- JOIN US IN THE CAMPAIGN FOR ADOPTION! July 13, 2017
- Photo-gallery July 3, 2017
- MMGA STEPS UP FINANCIAL LITERACY AND WASH CAMPAIGN February 1, 2017