Change Maker Series.
Meet Julie Obi the founding director of DJULIES FOOD AND EVENT PLACE a social enterprise with focus on agricultural food processing, product development, social-economic empowerment, event management and incorporating the use of technology as a domain for online ordering and sharing knowledge that will help entrepreneurs come up with innovative ideas that may be developed from the ideas stage to scalable solutions to the world. Julie is a YALI Ghana Onsite Cohort 13 from Nigeria, an African Change Makers Fellowship (ACF), Design Thinking from Erasmus Global Partnership Fellowship (Morocco), Commonwealth 100 Leaders Fellowship alumni, Global Giving and Unic Foundation Grantee, South Asia Pacific and Mediterranean Model United Nations Chairperson, Africa for her Awardee, Impact Youth Sustainability Country Coordinator and UNA-USA UN75 Charter Day Dialogue Ambassador Awardee (San Francisco Chapter
DJULIES PLACE was founded in response to the anticipated issues around the challenges of business sustainability for poor women MSMEs in Africa, the enterprise incorporate the social.
Enterprise model with the aim to provide sustainable business solutions to poverty in Africa by empowering rural women to combat the critical challenges facing them and pursue the aim of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG1) ending extreme poverty for sustainable development in the low-income communities through our products and services.
She promotes the participation of women in business and sustainable development in 3 states in Nigeria by providing skills development, opportunities for business development, mentorship and non-formal education that helps women acquire critical knowledge, values, skills and competences that empowers them to contribute to the development on their societies. We work on developing rural women through grassroots mentorship, apprenticeship, guidance, vocational training, practical business development experiences and other innovative and inclusive programs.
The enterprise was legally registered in October 2018 but commenced operation in March 2019.
The Social Enterprise Milestone achievements can be measured by the change impact they have made among 300 rural women and our major success remains the great number of women who have benefitted from her food processing vocational skills, where
(50%) women have become self-employed and are currently leading businesses in their communities.
(30%) Women are in the process of starting up a small venture,
(10%) have benefitted from our credit loan and are currently undergoing mentorship while
(10%) other women are coming up with ideas to be developed by us.
In addition, her coconut flavored crunchy chin chin, a quick fix to hunger snacks produced by her women is already a selling product in the market.
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