To implement sustainable programs that improve access worldwide to investment, opportunity, and lifesaving services now and for future generationWhich support services, with transforming initiatives,that will rebuild individuals, contribute toproductive enterpriseand the economy.
improve income, promote enterprise,
infrastructural, social decay
- To facilitate sustainable access of low income people to financial services and income generating opportunities.
- To secure commitment from members and from other stakeholders.
- To assemble the additional support staff and assets needed to start up the new prospects of the NGO and her ancillary business oriented enterprises, stabilize and run successfully.
- Establishment of a sustainable network of self-reliant local, grassroots oriented micro- financed institutions services to our members.
- To create an adequate level of trust among members and potential members.
- The people we serve come first; we will be compassionate and civil to all manner of people.
- We will be flexible by adopting the most efficient, effective and innovative strategies in our service delivery at all times.
- We will be faithful stewards of the resources and opportunities entrusted to us.
- It is better to light a candle than to curse the light; our inputs/collective effort in relieving human sufferings is anchored on this.
- Background Information
Nigeria, aptly described as the Giant of Africa has about 60% of her populace living in rural communities in obvious economic poverty where basic infrastructure and social services virtually do not exist. This goes to underscore various United Nations reports that African countries rate at the bottom of the various indices or parameters used to measure development of which Nigeria ranks amongst the bottom rockers.
Due to the fact that successive governments have placed emphasis on development of urban cities with only 30% of its populace and neglecting the rural areas where the Silent Majority reside, the rest could best be imagined: the result is rural- urban drift causing over-crowding and over stretching of urban infrastructure and social services.
Thus, the potentials of rural communities richly blessed in natural and human resources with hidden energy reserves still lay undiscovered, yes untapped.
However of recent, various local, state and national as well as international governments and Non-Governmental Organisations(NGOs) , working from different sides of the divide have hatched onto a trending emphasis on grassroots development and community participation programmes by sensitizing and enlisting the rural people on empowerment programmesso as to hasten the pace of development. It is against this backdrop that Golden Bridge leverages to lend her support.
OUR CORE VALUES
The focus of our activities revolves around mobilizing, enhancing and usefully harnessing the largely untapped energies and resources of the rural populace through the pursuits of sustained development of basic infrastructure on one hand, and on the other hand through the pursuits of economic regenerative activities to be self-reliant.
Nigeria is a land of over 140million people with diverse nationalities and culture spread across 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria prides as the largest African Market with rich cultural heritage going by her multi-ethnic background. In terms of natural endowment, Nigeria is rich in Agriculture as well as mineral resources which include crude oil, natural gas and solid minerals – gold, silver and precious stones amongst others.
It gained independence from Britain in 1960 with post-independence history that anchors initially, around the military but over decades have settled to democratic rule. Nigeria is clearly a multi-party democracy with clear separation of powers and the roles of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial well defined.
Number of States in Nigeria: 36
Area: 923,766 Square Kilometers
Population: 200 Million
Official Language: English
Main Cities: Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Enugu, Calabar, Aba, Kano, Warri, Uyo, Onitsha, Jos, Maiduguri, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Owerri, Bauchi.
Local Government Areas: 774.
- The Devine Help Platform
The mother of our platform is Divine Help & Peoples Empowerment Initiative Intl
(DHPEI), a Non-Governmental, not-for-profit, non-political entity duly registered as a charitable organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with registration number CAC/NO.
Initially operating as an NGO informally, our organization aims at resuscitation and providing skills acquisition to the grassroots; an institution for human centered entrepreneurship development, capacity building for the active poor, under-privileged, deprived and down-trodden citizens including the youths and women of our society for sustainability. Headed by the Board of Trustees DHPEI is able, ready and willing to collaborate, network and partner with good spirited individuals, groups, organizations, NGOs, donor agencies for service to humanity.
However, in the process of articulating this vision, even before formally registering the NGO, the need to expand the vision and venture into profit oriented, income generating activities became expedient for purposes of sustainability and project success bearing in mind widespread global paucity of finance. This necessitated the establishment of a Co-operative Society.
Thus, on our platform are severalFederated Multipurpose Co-operative Societies,NGO, CGOs, etc all who aim at clustering like minds with the intention of co-operating in identified areas of interest for the benefit of members, groups, other co-operatives, etc.
In the world of Cooperatives, the basic ingredients for success and sustainability comprise amongst others, a joint recognition of common economic problems or opportunities by the potential members and initial leaders, the need for the co-operative enterprise to be more effective at performing the hoped-for services better than what the prospective members can individually; and, above all, the dexterity with which the leadership spends their time exploring the potentials for the organization and providing the necessary vision: Leaders are the driving force in Cooperative development as they strive to overcome potential barriers and see the process through to completion and sustainability