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About Calitzo Foundation

We ensure to provide rational and healthy human development and survival across the globe through professional partnership for capacity building, research, information management, resource mobilization and optimization.

We provide technical guidance and mentorship to governments, organizations, CSOs and communities, to ensure project sustainability beyond the funding cycle in order to avoid wastes and losses.

Welfare for Widows Empowerment


To make widows become self-sufficient and better equipped to take care of their families and in turn grow the economy, Calitzo Foundation and stakeholders like you have to advocated for better welfare packages for them from both public and private institutions in Nigeria.

President of Calitzo Foundation, Arc (Rotn) Obi Calistus said attention given to widows in society is still at its lowest ebb. He explained that one of the cardinal points of the foundation is to empower widows.

“Empowering a widow will go a long way in making our society better. The rate at which widows are emerging due to the alarming rate of death among men is alarming.

These women are most times left alone to fend for themselves and their children. It is usually a cumbersome task for them to surmount.

Background

In most African countries, indigents treated at public health centres are supposed to be exempted from user fees. In Africa, most of the available knowledge has to do with targeting processes in rural areas, and little is known about how to select the worst-off in an urban area. In rural communities of ozubulu in Ekwusigo LGA and igbo-ukwu in idemili LGA both in Nigeria trials of participatory community-based selection of indigents have been effective. However, the process for selecting indigents in urban areas is not yet clear

Method

This study evaluates a community-funded participatory indigent selection process in both a formal and an informal neighbourhood in the urban setting of Nigeria’s capital. This was an exploratory study to evaluate the processes and effectiveness of participatory targeting.

Indigent in the Society

We conducted individual interviews (n = 30) and analyzed secondary qualitative data (ten focus groups, 20 individual interviews). We also used the results of a socioeconomic survey of all the households established in the areas, including those of selected indigents.

The intervention was part of an evidence-production process geared to Nigeria context. In this country, it has been estimated that 56.7% of the population lives below the poverty threshold and 14% below the extreme poverty threshold. Since the early 1980s, the user fee system has been generalized to all the country’s health centres. All patients must pay for consultations and drugs at the point of service. In public dispensaries, the cost of a consultation is 10 USD, which corresponds to the price of a plate of rice or beans in popular restaurants. Added to the consultation cost, there is also the cost of drugs. In rural settings, the average cost of a medical act for a child under five years (including fees, medications, and other treatments provided during the episode of care) is estimated to be around 25 USD. The system for exempting indigents, provided for in official documentation since 1992 and in recent national health policies, have never actually been implemented. In fact, fewer than half of sick children go to a health centre, and 87% of the population is not covered by any health insurance system. Policies subsidizing healthcare costs and experiments with exemptions have shown that the financial barrier is one of the main reasons for low utilization of public healthcare services, even when other explanatory factors are involved.
All population categories are affected by this financial barrier, but the worst-off are the primary victims who are the indigent.

After every calendar year, am audit is conducted to let stakeholders know how the funds are being expended.

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The objective of this training and workshops is to develop entrepreneurship. In practice, this means developing a set of specific competencies and practices that can be acquired and applied by entrepreneurs.

Training is delivered by local, certified trainers and by a pool of international, master trainers.

All trainers are themselves entrepreneurs.

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Poverty Alleviation

Our foundation is set to alleviate poverty by supporting and empowering the less privileges such as widow, Orphan, Internally Displace People, etc.