Breath of Life in Nigeria

Her Excellency, Mrs Obioma Liyel Imoke, The Founder/CEO of Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER), at Cross River State Government House. Photo by Breath of Life.

Nigeria bears one the greatest burden of pneumonia in the world with about 177,000 children reportedly dying from pneumonia each year, translating to about 20 deaths of children per hour. Given these unacceptably high statistics, the CEO/Founder of POWER, Her Excellency, Mrs. Obioma Liyel-Imoke said must  now change.

In expressing her delight at winning 2012 Small Grants Program for World Pneumonia Day, which she sees as an avenue for lowering these mortality rates, said “We don’t want our children to die anymore of a disease with preventable solutions.”

Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER) was created to: teach women better business skills and expose her to better financial assistance; expose women to improved capacity building techniques to enhance her business and make her products readily and consistently available to broader markets within and outside Nigeria; help create conducive, family-focused working environments like Industrial Parks and Incubation Centers, where the family can work together and to consistently encourage women by celebrating their success. For more on Breath of Life activities and other POWER projects, please visit