Why Focus on the Environment?

 

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In order to solve some of Nigeria’s social and environmental problems, we need innovative thinking and new solutions. We need to challenge the status quo and try new things. We need to focus on effectiveness and on impact.

We are lucky to have people all over Nigeria who are developing new solutions to our societal problems. Without support, however, these ideas can struggle to make enough of an impact. We know we can’t afford to wait for these solutions to grow and scale, as the problems we face are immediate and urgent.

Nigeria suffers from man-made environmental issues including air pollution, deforestation, improper dumping of household and industrial waste, limited waste water treatment facilities, oil and precious metals mining-related toxic run-off amongst others.   

When a social entrepreneur comes up with a great new solution to social problems, we believe that they should get the funding and support that they need to scale and grow, so that they can impact as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.

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