Clothing, food, school supplies and medical care are available to disadvantaged communities. It is more blessed to give than to receive, a phrase taken from the scriptures that the Abake’s Foundation has embraced for more than a decade. As proof of its many actions in the social field. Benin, in West Africa is one of the beneficiary countries.
In August 2010, the foundation made its heart speak by donating food, impregnated mosquito nets, a baby trousseau and a financial package to a destitute family in Cadjehoun (Cotonou) at a cost total of three hundred and twenty eight thousand (328,000) FCFA or 660 USD. In the same year, there were also several hundred women who benefited from interest-free micro-credit for a total amount of eleven million (11,000,000) CFA francs or 22,000 USD. Helping mothers, women, and girls by securing their future. For them, Abake DeRosa focuses on education. An educated girl is more likely to eat better, to have a better paid job and therefore to be able to find a place in the decision-making sphere.
The fondness of the foundation for girls is justified by the very large gap that widens each year between the school enrollment rate of boys and that of girls in Africa. The positive impact of education being an open secret, the Abake’s Foundation aims to maximize girls’ chances. In addition to promoting the education of girls, the financial empowerment of poor women, there is the need to make quality health care accessible to all. Abake’s International Hospital Foundation, could be the greatest achievement of the foundation in Benin.
Expected to have a capacity of 150 rooms and 300 beds for hospitalization and intensive care, a radiology and scanner center, a functional exploration unit, a complete medical analysis laboratory, the laying of the first stone of a the largest polyclinics of Benin took place in February 2011 in Akassato; a district of the town of Abomey-Calavi in Benin. In the long term, this project with a global price of more than 28 billion CFA francs, about 52 million USD, will employ more than 300 people living on the national territory.