By Hadiza Bawa-Garba
'Vision without action is hallucination'
– Thomas Edison
When my good friend Mina called me to talk about working together on a project that would empower people I got very excited.
You know how that saying goes, if you give a man fish you feed him for a day and if you teach him how to fish you feed him for a lifetime? we initially thought about helping women from disadvantaged communities start small businesses like sewing and making Akara*. With as little as N10,000 (equivalent of about £20) you can get someone established in the Akara business and making a daily wage for her family.