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The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman

The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman


The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman


The Better Life Program (BLPARW) aims to see an emergence of a well- informed, economically and socio-politically empowered African woman participating effectively in the process of national development and promotion of family values. To change lives, we need to come together and empower in order to successfully achiev...





The Better Life Program on Wikipedia

The Better Life Programme for Rural Women or BLP was a project started in September 1987 by Maryam Babangida and now chaired by Aisha Babangida. The BLP originated at a workshop organized by Maryam Babangida with the scope of discussing relegation of rural women in discourse affecting national development and invisibility of positive actions towards causes favoring rural women.

Learn more about the Better Life Program.

About Chairwoman Aisha Babangida

Aisha Babangida carries on her mother's legacy through her work as the chairwoman for the Better Life Program. Since taking over the program, Aisha attempts to take the same approach as the founder, her mother had, but with a resolve to soothe our prevailing dynamic economic changes. Aisha advocates on women issues and is an avid promoter of women empowerment movements.

Learn more about Aisha on her blog.

About Founder Dr. Maryam Babangida

The late Dr. Maryam Babangida was Nigeria’s First Lady when General Ibrahim Babangida, her husband, was the military Presi­dent. Dr. Babangida was a woman who touched the lives of many Nigerians positively; one that brought better lives for rural women. She was a woman whose smile filled the hearts of many with joy and fulfillment and acted as a mother to the nation of Nigeria.