Welcome to Durian

We empower rural communities to be self-sufficient through transforming their local waste into value
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What We DO

Durian engages rural communities in intensive training and activities which enables them to create change from within and reclaim their unique identity cum dignity
  • Sustainable Leadership training program
  • Waste to Value Training Program
  • Eco- Friendly Workspace Construction
  • Start-up Support
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Our Story

Durian is an offspring of Making a Difference Foundation. Making a Difference Foundation is a registered Non- Governmental Organization in Nigeria with registration no CAC/IT/NO/89086.

Durian is the King of fruits. It is a fruit that stinks but tastes so good. This fruit shares similarities with rural communities. Rural communities are often seen as poor and marginalized but these rural communities have within them so many resources. The present reality is that most rural communities see these resources as waste. This is where Durian as an organization comes in. We empower rural communities to see the beauty in what they call waste and transform it into a means of livelihood.

Meet Our Beneficiaries

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"I am glad to learn from Making a Difference Foundation how to brand note books with waste ankara fabrics and also how to earrings from bottle corks"
Mummy Aliyah
"I didn't know one can use fabric waste and plastic bags to make beautiful back packs! I am happy I learnt this new skill from Making a Difference Foundation. Now I am making money from this skill"
"I learnt how to make purse, earrings, and table mat from bottle corks. Thank you Making a Difference Foundation for teaching me. Now I can make some money from this"

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