Women’s Wealth & Wellbeing
Women in Agriculture (WIA):
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, women make up to 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries. This research shows that on the average, their yield is about 20% to 30% lower than men because they have less access to improved seeds, equipment and most importantly, finance and information. This is why Diamond bank supports female farmers by providing free technical training and financial grants to rural women involved in Agriculture.
The link between sound health and the socio economic prosperity of an individual cannot be over emphasized. Invariably, improving the overall health status of women is one of the most important development issues facing Nigeria as reproductive health problems remain the leading cause of ill health and death amongst women of childbearing age worldwide. As part of our focus on maternal health issues, Diamond Bank funded corrective VVF surgeries for women in Ilorin, Kwara State. Diamond bank plans to increase support for women living with VVF by funding the corrective surgeries of an additional 50 women in Sokoto by the first quarter of 2015. In addition, the bank will also be donating medical equipment to Fistula centres across the country during the same period. Our aim is to increase the awareness about this debilitating medical condition and also help restore the dignity and lives of the thousands of women affected by this scourge. For more details please visit: http://www.diamondwoman.com.ng/2014/09/deserves-better-learn-vvf/