67.1m of the Nigerian population lived on less than $1.40 per day in 1996, and this sadly increased by the end of 2016 to 122m Nigerians that lived below poverty level ($2.50 per day). With increased poverty rate, urgent interventions are required to promote economic empowerment of the populace, especially Muslims who are traditionally under-privilege.
The Trade and Economic Empowerment initiative of NAZAS provides financial support, trade tools, equipment, materials and other inputs to Beneficiaries to enable them startup trade, improve their business, to expand their production base, and enable them to live a decent life.
Since its inception, over 400 beneficiaries have been economically empowered by NAZAS. This trade and empowerment scheme has been a veritable means of elevating people financially and reducing the poverty level amongst the Muslim population in our communities.