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Funmi Tuoyo Receives NGN100,000 Cash Grant


The Spark empowers Funmi Tuoyo – Founder of Funmi Coconuts Nigeria with a cash grant of NGN100,000 to help grow her business.


– By Lanre Solarin

You never know when the right opportunity comes knocking at your door. And when it comes, you have to be ready to grab it. Funmi Tuoyo, founder of Funmi Coconuts Nigeria, an agro-business that creates products (such as flour, Fufu, Oil and Amala) from the coconut fruit, has proved that with a goal in mind, and the zeal to push harder, you can set yourself up for success.

In January 2018, The Spark gave off a cash grant of NGN100,000 to help one entrepreneur move closer to success. We received several entries from entrepreneurs with awesome businesses and products. Funmi saw the empowerment opportunity on a friend’s timeline and decided to apply, explaining how she would use the cash grant, should she emerge as winner. After reviewing all entries, Funmi Tuoyo’s entry emerged the best and she was invited to receive her empowerment. In March 2018, Funmi travelled down from Warri, Delta state (where her business is located) to Lagos to meet with The Spark by BusinessDay team.

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Well done Funmi! Keep up the good work. This message goes out to every youth striving to make a difference.

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the Spark Magazine. Find the magazine here to read other articles.

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