Our Ambition Is To Help Eradicate Poverty And Child Sexual Exploitation
Founded in Abuja Nigeria in 2003 by Prince Dr Martins Abhulimhen and guided by the principles of excellence, pioneering and generosity true to its founder, Jose Foundation strives to foster positive change and enable people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life in a more equitable and safer environment.
Jose Foundation shapes and implements a needs-based and result-oriented philanthropic strategy that aims to build the capacities and strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable groups, children and women in particular.
We support innovative, impactful and lasting initiatives in low-income countries that promote women’s economic and social development, that provide access to basic services, that engage with communities to encourage the responsible management of natural resources and that deliver humanitarian assistance to children and their families when natural disasters strike.
Prince Dr Martins Abhulimhen
Moved by our vision, talking about a private and intimate subject, like helping others, is not easy. Helping fellow human beings is a privilege that each one of us should use with discretion and modesty, according to his or her own possibilities.
This is what I did until now, realizing that my actions were a drop of water in the sea but with the certainty of having a moral duty to do all I could for the well-being of people less blessed than I. Experience taught me that if we pass on generosity, if we share the happiness and the goodness that is in each one of us, we will get it all back, and multiplied. “In the kingdom of love, there is no competition, no possessiveness, no control: the more love we give the more we receive.
"When I was a boy I asked for help too, I knew the condition of being in need too, I looked for support, for assistance from my close friends and family. After that, I had the chance, or better the joy, to be able to give back: a growing desire to help, becoming a responsibility, a binding priority, and an ethical duty.
The soul needs love as much as the body needs air. Love, as Dante teaches us, is the hidden rhythm of the universe (and “moves the sun and the other stars”): as soon as we see the sparkle of love, it is essential to offer its warmth, like a blessing, to those who are hungry, confined or in need, prisoners of hardship. Over the years, I tried to make myself useful in the best ways I could. But I had the feeling that it was not enough.
That’s why I decided to commit fully in this venture, giving up the privacy that charitable deeds usually demand
That is why I created a foundation to put all our strengths together, to make sure that my actions are not “a drop in the sea” but unite with all other drops. I ask for a tangible support. I ask you to join me in the battle against poverty in world.
At Jose Foundation, it is not a sign of vanity; it is a way to write in stone a commitment, and taking on a responsibility and I have to give back to others. the challenge is not to invent a face or a sunset, but to find a way amongst hundreds of daily difficulties (that money and success don’t help diminish) with a strong will not to give in to compromise, not to lose coherence (and the serenity that goes with it), and not to lose myself. I invite all my friends to give in to the temptation of love, contributing and supporting the Foundation.
Prince Dr Martins Abhulimhen
Born in Lagos on July 31, 1965, the graduate of Economics and Mathematics from the University of Benin, MBA Liverpool John Moore University, Msc Banking and Finance Liverpool John Moore University and PhD in view, is a 5th generation member of the Abhulimhen dynasty, which put him atop a major conglomerate and financial empire with interest in real estates and transportation, travels and tour, textiles and finance. Much of his inherited wealth has since more than quadrupled.
A shrewd businessman of international repute, Prince has over the past decade dedicated his life to philanthropy, reaching out to the impoverished peoples of Asia and the far East, where his vast family wealth came from. With the belief that more must be done in Africa, particularly Nigeria, his home country, the Jose Foundation was established in Abuja 2003 to help bridge the gap between the rich and poor people of Africa. He is married with 4 Lovely daughters.
Jose Foundation Board Team
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