JEDLOF Founder Empowers Widows, Promotes Resilience and Financial Independence

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L:R: Recipient receiving her gift from the founder, JEDLOF Dr. Mrs. Ebele Okoye at the empowerment outreach event in Lagos

The founder of Jedidiah Divine Home Of Love (JEDLOF), Dr. (Mrs.) Ebele Okoye, has empowered over 25 widows with food items and offered valuable advice which held at the Salvation Ministry Church Dopemu, Lagos.

She emphasized the importance of building skills to enhance the financial capabilities of widows, enabling them to conquer the challenges of widowhood.

Mrs. Okoye, who lost her husband over 23 years ago, stressed the significance of resilience in adapting to difficult situations, especially during times of stress and trauma. 

She encouraged widows to work towards making their own money and to learn how to manage funds wisely, focusing their spending on basic life necessities.

Furthermore, Mrs. Okoye advised against self-pity, as it can lead to emotional torment, and instead urged widows to build enduring skills to overcome hardships. 

The JEDLOF founder, reminded them that self-blame and isolation can lead to unnecessary pressure and encouraged them to seek genuine helpers through prayer to fulfill their life’s mandate.

Mrs. Okoye assured the widows that JEDLOF would continue its mission of empowering women of all ages, particularly those facing challenges in engaging with their families, adding that, the foundation is committed to using integrated and innovative methods for progressive social change and skill development.

JEDLOF has already carried out three outreaches since its establishment in March 2023, with activities such as supporting widows in Enugu, visiting an orphanage in July, and empowering widows in Lagos. 

The foundation plans to conclude this year’s program in Enugu in December.

The primary objectives of the foundation include economic empowerment for widows, widowers, both locally and internationally, and the transformation of lives in communities through the provision of social amenities.

During the ceremony, a lecture titled ‘Empowering Widows for a Better Tomorrow’ was delivered by Mrs. Fumilayo Olonisakin, GM, Finance, FAAN.

She commended widows for their commitment and resilience in moving forward in life, emphasizing the importance of not losing hope during difficult times.

The event also featured the presentation of gift items to widows and the celebration of the founder of JEDLOF, Dr. Mrs. Ebele Okoye, with the cutting of a birthday cake, and it attracted dignitaries from across the state.”

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