The wife of the Crown Prince of Nnewi Kingdom, Princess Ebele Orizu has charged wealthy Nigerians to reach out to widows and the oppressed in the society as a way of giving back to the society.
Speaking at the empowerment of widows as part of activities marking her birthday in Abuja, Princess Orizu stated that the passion to assist widows was borne out desire to give back to the society.
She noted that The Desire For Widows Organisation with a slogan-Big Blue Heart started a few years in her community, Nnewi but that over the years, she has decided to expanded it to accommodate other widows outside Nnewi.
According to Princess Orizu “I started out few years ago with giving Christmas gifts to widows at the women’s end of year meetings and silently giving alms in monetary forms to whoever my heart sees.
“I got moved when I first saw someone call out few women at a function and tagged them ( Jesus wives ) to bless them with gifts. I asked the meaning of Jesus wives and I was told that they are widows and have only Jesus as their husbands, and that was how my desire to help widows started out.
As it is always said, charity begins at home. And that is why I started in my community, but with time, I plan to get to other communities through Christ who strengthens me.
Princess Orizu explained that “my aims and objectives is to provide different free services like: Vocational training, Aids in business start-ups, Support in health care services, Alms giving and counselling.
“My mission and vision is to be the primary support and platform for the oppressed widows. I decided to stop doing it silently and be loud about it so as to reach to as many women as I can.
She said that “No one person can solve the world’s problem, but every little effort helps.
We just had the inauguration of the NGO (Desire for Widows Organisation) and to celebrate my birthday with them. I gave out palliatives and money, we prayed, ate, they were advised and counselled. I’ve spent a few millions with gratefulness and gratitude to God since I started this journey. I have joy in my Big Blue Heart.’’ She concludes.