Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI) is an indigenous non-profit organization established in 2009 to promote the spread of humanitarian aid among the impoverished through its broad spectrum of projects and activities. Founded on the belief that everyone has a right to good health and better standards of living, our activities focus on community development with an emphasis on alleviating the inequalities in health and social status affecting the less privileged of our society including women, orphans and vulnerable children.

Our overall goal is to ensure that no mother dies needlessly in childbirth or as a result of pregnancy related issues and that no child is denied of basic social and health rights. Over the past few years, we have demonstrated unprecedented success in delivering awareness, education and other social and health interventions at the community level in various states in Nigeria. SLNI was granted special consultative status in 2021 by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN), the highest status to be granted to an NGO outlined in Article 71 of the UN charter. Our mission is to implement projects aimed at realizing the dream of living above the limitations of society.


  • Our vision is to see a future where hope is restored through developing communities and people live above limitations.


  • To strengthen the capacity of rural communities towards sustainable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent healthcare projects.
  • To empower women and youths through skill acquisition, sensitization and advocacy as a means of improving paradigm of livelihood.


The people we serve in the communities are our key beneficiaries; all our programs and activities are centered on their well-being and development. Our goal is to improve the lives of the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable, especially women and children through initiatives that limit social injustice and discrimination.


  • Empathy: All of our work is based on respect for the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and the rights that follow from this understanding.
  • Transparency and accountability: We provide access to clear, accurate and up-to- date information.
  • Sustainability: We educate and empower volunteers, our networks and the communities we serve. We believe that the benefits of our work will be enduring.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: We endeavor to create a shared voice, working together in a manner that enables us to achieve our shared goals and reach our targets.