Fatima Askira is the founder of Borno Women Development Initiative; an NGO for women and girls in northern Nigeria especially in Borno state.

Fatima started this initiative when she saw the sufferings women and children fleeing Boko Haram were going through as they arrived to camps with nothing more than the tattered clothes.

Today, Fatima’s charity drive has grown to accommodate and reintegrate women who willingly joined or were forcibly recruited by Boko Haram.

She created this organization on the perspective of building healthy society of strong and focused women, with the conscience of a developed and sustainable community for a better living, by providing long-term workable solutions to backwardness in her communities.