here). And finally, I've done it. I've spent over N5million on 15 girls...and I have another N5million to give away before the end of the year. You have a great business idea and need start up capital? I'm here to help! .:-)
So here's how it happened. I met with over 800 ladies in January this
year, I got a panel to look at their proposals, we asked about 50 of
them to present their ideas to us and then we shortlisted to 15 girls
who are the first beneficiaries of the 'Linda Ikeji I'd Rather Be
Selfmade' project. Above are 11 out of the 15 beneficiaries. Four girls
who live outside Lagos (Jos, Umuahia, Ibadan and Warri) couldn't make it
to our meeting this past Sunday August 23rd. See some photos and more
after the cut
Two of the girls got over N600k each, another two got over N500k
each, two got over N400k, others got over N300k and N200k. Only one
girl got N150k.
Asides from giving them money to
start their businesses, I will also use my platform (LIB) to push their
businesses. Whenever I post anything from any of my SelfMade ladies, I
will indicate it's one of my girls so you guys can please patronize
This money is 100% my own money. I didn't collect a dime from anyone. I
want to first give away this N10million and see what the girls do with
it before getting others involved. I'm truly hoping to make a new set of
self made women and like I said when I stared this, I plan to do this
long as I can. Once this N10million is exhausted, I will bring out more
Also, I told the ladies/beneficiaries that if I see that their business
is going well and they are really dedicated and extremely serious about
succeeding, I will pump in more money into their businesses and by the
end of 1 year, any lady who has most succeeded with the little they got
to set up their business, will get an additional N1million. Two of them
will actually get N1million each.
I really, really want more women to succeed, to be more independent, to
make their own money, and to stop sleeping with men for money. And I
will do everything I can to help as many ladies as I can.
Having said all that, I will be calling for a new set of girls in the
coming weeks. So if you're interested, get a proposal ready. Tell us
what you want to do and how much you need to do it and be ready to face a
panel to defend your business idea. I wish you and yours all the best
and as soon as my team and I are ready, I will announce where you can
meet us. So stay tuned. Kisses!
P.S: Please do not send me personal emails with your proposals/requests
for money. I will only give money via this project. If you need start up
capital, get a proposal ready and we will let you know when we are
ready to meet you. You have to go through this process to get the money.
If you send me personal emails...like some MTV programmes say "We will
not open or view them":-)
All the best!