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

Picture of Mummy AliyahTosinPicture of MagretOmoyemi BenjaminOgunleye Dusunmikolawole Emmanuel
"Durian has helped me in a very big way to fulfill one of my dreams. I desire to learn how to sew school bags and souvenir and Durian helped me to get that for free and not just that they also gave me (jara) bonus of soap making. Durian taught us how to catch fish and not just how to eat fish."
Ogar Margaret
Imafon
"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"
Tosin
Imafon
"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"
Margaret John
Imafon
"I have a training with Durian and the training is a wonderful one and also gained many things about the training. The training is very good. Keep it up. God Bless you. "
Omoyemi Benjamin
Ilado
"I came to Durian to learn and gain many things. I now know about chicken and turkey and how to use the waste to make organic fertilizer. I still learned how to participate in cooperative groups and how to do businesses and make a profit out of it. I learned also about how to make black soaps and I enjoyed it."
Ogunleye Dusunmi
Ilado
"I don’t know I can cope with the training in the first place but when I came to the training am so happy that I did the training at Durian. I learned a lot at Durian before I don’t know that I can stand on my own until I participated in the training at Durian. "
kolawole Emmanuel
Ilado

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