A blessing has been given to the Awodibego community in Nigeria.
Blessed Protein has a mission of making protein available to the poor, and it’s been doing so in a unique way.
Awodibogo was created by three friends from Nigeria, and now they are a global phenomenon.
They’re the founders of Awodibo, a company that specializes in protein powder and ingredients.
They believe that the poor in Nigeria can’t afford the food and other basic necessities they need.
“People are living in extreme poverty and need protein to help them survive, especially the kids.
Protein is one of the essential commodities that can help a lot of the poor get through tough times,” said Ajay Agarwal, CEO of Awobobo.
“The Awodibergos have developed a unique method of getting protein through their own food production and distribution.”
The company started with three friends in Nigeria, who decided to make protein powder for the poor.
At the time, Ajay was living in Lagos.
“We had nothing.
So we started with nothing, and started working with our friends,” he said.
Eventually, they had about 1,000 kilograms of protein, which they were able to sell to the community through their website.
They started selling the protein to the public through a partnership with Awodobo.
It was one of their most popular products, Ajai said, because it helped to alleviate the hardships of people who are in dire circumstances.
Since that time, Awodibrigos have started selling protein powder in many markets across Nigeria.
“We sell it to local markets, as well as other markets, and we have partnerships with many local food vendors,” Ajai added.
“When people see that they can get protein from us, they want to buy it.”
We also distribute it in small packages to the people who need it,” he added.
In addition to protein powder, the company also sells vegan protein powder.
“It gives us a lot more flexibility in the supply chain.””
[It] allows us to take advantage of the fact that protein is a relatively new commodity,” he told Al Jazeera.
“It gives us a lot more flexibility in the supply chain.”
He added that they also sell other proteins, like tofu, as they are “better quality”.
“We have a vegan product, which is an example of the kind of thing that can go on the market,” Ajay said.
“When we say that protein can go into a food product, we’re talking about things like tofu.
But protein powder can go in a product.”
Al Jazeera spoke to three Awodbibo members who live in Nigeria to find out more about their journey and how they started the company.
Agarwals father, Ajaj, is the founder of Awondibogo.
He said that he was inspired by the teachings of Saint James and the Buddha.
“I started my business in 2007 when I was a very young man,” he explained.
“I wanted to do something for the community and the poor.”
Aguarwal and Agarwals daughter, Anisa, are the two other members of the company, who also work as the two main owners.
“Our main goal is to give food to people in need, not just the rich,” Ajaj said.
For Anisa Agarwall, the journey started when she was a little girl.
She said she was born in Lagom, a city in northeast Nigeria.
“My father, who was a police officer, gave me a gun for protection, and my mother took me to school,” she said.
“After school, I went to a Christian church and I was baptized.
The rest is history.”
Agarwall said that her parents gave her a scholarship to the University of Lagos to study economics.
“They taught me a lot, and I really wanted to learn something,” she added.
“But it was not a long time until I decided to become a businessperson,” she explained.
Anisa Agars father, Bekir, started the business as a young man.
Bekir said that the business started out as a hobby, and he did not have much money.
He eventually started selling food through his website, but after that he started working in his own family business.
He also said that after he lost his job in 2009, he decided to give it a go again.
“So I opened the website again, and then it started to grow,” he recalled.
According to Bekire, the business grew from a small website to a large company with offices in Nigeria and Ghana.
“In 2009, we sold more than 15 million kilos [about 8 million pounds] of protein powder,” he reported.
“Now we sell more than 80 million kilo [about 85 million pounds], and our customers