About Isọkẹn

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The Woman

Isoken Patricia Nwabunka is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Grooming Centre, a microfinance non-governmental organisation with operations across Nigeria. Her life journey has been an exemplary story of wisdom, courage, and faith to develop to her highest potential against all odds. As an astute manager of people, she and her husband have grown Grooming Centre from one branch in 2006 to a network of over 600 branches in 15 years, serving millions of clients since inception.  Her pedigree, with a master’s degree in International Relations from the Lagos State University and certifications from the Lagos Business School and the Boulder Institute among others, has enabled her to consistently apply global best practices for  the achievement of remarkable results.


The ISOKEN NWABUNKA FOUNDATION is a social enterprise intended to empower young girls and women between the ages of 12 and 21 to meet the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood, and reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

It aims to do this by creating a viable socio-economic structure, organisation, and community where life skills, good entrepreneurial principles and practices as well as resilience are inculcated in these young women.


In aiming to attain its goals, Isoken Nwabunka Foundation intends to:

1. Promote the development of life skills and personal qualities that are relevant to the achievement of social, spiritual, emotional and physical well-being for young girls and women;

2. Mentor and empower young girls and women to build confidence & knowledge to use their voices and become transformational leaders in their communities;

3. Provide specific capacity building targeting young girls and women for livelihood enhancement, through leadership, entrepreneurial and vocational training;

4. Organise activities based on learning by doing — enterprise development, virtual firms, community development initiatives and relief/humanitarian interventions