Who We Are

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) is a not – for – profit, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that was founded in 2004 by Josephine Ogazi and Joseph Egwuonwu.

WEWE started out as a Community Based Organisation (CBO) with the aim of providing scholarships and economic empowerment to orphans and widows in Okigwe, Imo State and has since expanded its aims and objectives.

WEWE is registered as a national NGO with CAC under incorporated trustees and its registration number is CAC/IT/NO33132.


To build the capacity of widows, vulnerable women and their orphans to stand together for their rights to actively contribute to civil society, governance and leadership in Nigeria and Africa.

To harness the potentials of widows, orphans and vulnerable segment to become productive entities in the society through advocacy, capacity building, economic empowerment and human rights program.

Our Beliefs:

WEWE’s leadership strongly believes that the change the world want to see may be hidden in the lives and destiny of an orphans and vulnerable children. One child’s destiny has the capacity of changing a Nation.

Our Core Values:

Accountability and transparency – We remain transparent in our operations and hold ourselves accountable to both internal and external stakeholders, upholding openness and honesty in our operations and taking responsibility and ownership

Excellence – We deliver what we promise and add value that goes beyond expectations, approaching our work with utmost professionalism and upholding good work ethics. We are committed to being the best in everything we do

Integrity – We adhere strictly to practices that demonstrate openness, honesty and matching our words with actions that elicits trust of the people and constituencies we set out to serve. We are committed to doing the right thing all the time

Teamwork – We commit to work together to achieve result and deliver on set goals.

Hard work –We believe in hard work and will drive diligence and remain committed to rewarding excellence in service delivery to vulnerable population.