About Us

Our Vision

Rendra Foundation is a for-purpose organisation that promotes inclusive finance for low-income and forcibly displaced women in Nigeria.

We empower these women into achieving economic sustainability through financial inclusion and financial literacy, agent banking trainings, micro-credits, and access to markets. Leveraging the skills and knowledge gleaned from our programmes, these women are equipped to create sustainable change for themselves, their families and communities.

At Rendra, our programmes are built around the belief that Empowered Women lead to Stronger Communities and Stronger Nations.

Our Team

Onyeka Akpaida

Founder and Chief Impact Officer

Onyeka is an experienced financial service professional and high-impact leader with 9+ years of experience in financial inclusion, consumer-centric digital banking, client sales and relationship management, and public sector engagement in a top tier leading International Bank. She currently works as a team lead for a lifestyle digital platform powered by the Bank where she works in Northern Nigeria.

Onyeka is passionate about female financial inclusion and the social impact that can generate which heralded her starting the Rendra Foundation.

Her passion extends beyond the women she serves as she loves to mentor young Africans in early stages of their careers to gain clarity and pursue their goals with tunnel vision and encouragement. You can connect with her as a mentor on mentor-x-africa.

Onyeka is a Cherie Blaire Mentee and was selected as a delegate for the 2018 World Bank Youth Summit. She was recently featured in The Spark Magazine Wonder Woman Edition and recognised as one of the 100 African women in development in recognition of her work in empowering low income women. She was selected in April 2020 as a mentor for the African Development Bank and Seedstars led Africa vs Virus Ideathon.

Claire Jost

Advisory Board

Claire is fascinated by the role of organisations – businesses, charities, social groups and networks and government – in creating a more progressive society for us all. A former investment banker, she has inspired and advised well -known brands, including The Coca-Cola Company, Aviva, RBS and Avon to develop sustainability and purpose led solutions to the world’s problems. She has also worked with some of the world’s largest and most innovative foundations, including the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to deliver social programmes in sub Saharan Africa and other regions. Claire’s expertise spans social and environmental reporting, purpose-led strategy development and implementation and the development and implementation of social investment programmes. She is a trustee of a UK charity that supports refugees and migrants, and a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women mentoring programme.

Lehle Balde

Advisory Board

Ms Lehlé Baldé is a pan African strategy and communications professional and a passionate financial inclusion advocate. She anchored Financial Inclusion Today; a radio show program on Rhythm 93.7 powered by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She currently works in strategy and partnerships at West Africa’s most authoritative daily and content producer Business Day and anchors Impact Investing; a radio show program powered by the Ford Foundation and Impact Investors Foundation. Ms Baldé uses her communication background and passion for socio-economic issues to shed light on these issues using various media platforms such as print, online, television and radio.

Muyiwa Faulkner

Advisory Board

Muyiwa is an Electronic Payments Solution expert with over 10 years’ experience spanning Banking and ICT. His work experience cuts across several organisations like GTBank, Flutterwave and 21st Century Technologies. He is a very passionate about FinTech and Business Development and seeks to use his knowledge and experience for social causes.

Terdoo Maagbe

Projects, Partnerships and Collaborations

Terdoo is a digital marketing consultant, project manager and serial entrepreneur who has been trained in Advertising and Public Relations, Public Administration, Marketing and Client Services. Having run several businesses, she is well versed in managing people and operations, Planning, development, implementation, expansion, monitoring and evaluation of services and projects. She is a natural leader whose management style is hands on and uses her skills to ensure the vision of the organisation is met and there is growth and operational efficiency. She is passionate about women empowerment and brings her passion into the foundation.

Dr. Anne Okigbo-Fisher

Advisory Board

Dr. Anne Okigbo-Fisher has over 23 years’ experience working in the health sector across Africa; with over 20+ experience in the World Bank Human Capital Development Sectors – health, education and social protection as a Senior Technical Manager and Deputy Country Director both in Washington and Nigeria. She developed the HIV& AIDS program (NACA) which is now entrenched in every state as well as a primary health care program – the Health Systems Development Program (HSDP) in all 36 states. She possesses extensive skills and experience in program areas such as  Child health and survival interventions, Routine immunisation and cold chain logistics, strategic planning, advocacy, community engagement and demand creation, managing grants and performance based financing and contracting. She currently runs a private International Development Consulting firm.

Belinda Nnah

Team Lead, Projects

Belinda is a digital financial service professional with 8+ years of experience in digital product development, project management, business development and client relationship in a top tier Pan African Bank. She currently works as a Project Manager for Two Digital Banking platforms in the bank where she works. Belinda is a beauty and fashion blogger and vlogger. Check out her channel here

Busayomi Ajijala

Communication and Administrative Assistant

Busayomi is a highly organized communications specialist with good knowledge of media relations, content development and public relations writing. She has over 4 years of experience in social media strategy, relations and management. She brings her wealth of experience in handling communications with our partners and other stakeholders.
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Our Impact

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Women Impacted

The Rendra Woman Advantage

  • Increased Inclusion
  • Financial Independence
  • Reduced Vulnerability
  • Cushion from emergencies
  • Improved Livelihood
  • Financial Literacy
  • Improved Lifestyle

Our women enjoy financial services from us because we understand their challenges and are in touch with their reality. With us, they move quickly from access to usage of financial services. We promote inclusive finance and help in closing the financial exclusion gap.

With increased business and earnings, our women are able to provide and support a dignified standard of living for their families, decrease their dependence on spouses or increase their contribution to the household income.

Easy access to affordable and relevant financial services like microcredits shield our women from the possibility of physical, sexual or emotional harm attributable to financial insecurity.

Through our thrift and credit cooperative structure, our women have a secure and reliable savings and credit platform. They can easily leverage on loans to protect them from unplanned occurrences like sickness or even death within the family.

Access to credit has enabled our women diversify their sources of income and increase their productivity and earnings. Many of our women who were initially farmers have also gone into trading businesses as a result of the loans they get. With increased earnings, our women and their families have access to healthier nutrition, improved healthcare services and quality education for their children.

Our Kudeena programme goes beyond financial inclusion. We integrate targeted and engaging financial education that improves our women’s ability to manage their finances and businesses. The training covers life skills, record keeping and budgeting.

Investing in women’s earning power help their families climb out of poverty. Access to relevant information and resources improve their lives and help them make better decisions

Our Partners

Email

info@rendrafoundation.org

Address

Suite 225 Lagos House, Central Business District, Abuja

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Support The Rendra Foundation

You can be a part of our work by donating to help us bring inclusive and affordable financial services to low income and forcibly displaced women in nigeria

Kindly make a transfer to the following account:

Account name: Rendra Foundation
Account Number: 1023381901
Bank: UBA

Join the Rendra Team

Volunteer with the Rendra Foundation and help us bring inclusive and affordable financial services to low income and forcibly displaced women in nigeria

Join the Rendra Agent Network

Work with us

We provide a platform that connects low income women producers with new markets to increase their earnings.