Vivian Sonny-Nsirim

Vivian Sonny-Nsirim - 2019 Nominee
Position: Founder & CEO
Organization: Young Moms Support Initiative
Current Location: Nigeria
Masters in Business Administration from Middlesex University London
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Degree in Mass Comminication
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    11/100 Most Influential Young Nigeria
    Awarding Organization:
    Avance Media
    Date Awarded:
    December 10, 2018
  • Award:
    Social Media Distinguished Personality
    Awarding Organization:
    Ontisha Social Media Connect
    Date Awarded:
    October 20, 2018
  • Award:
    International Humanitarian Award Uk
    Awarding Organization:
    Date Awarded:
    May 15, 2017
75 Public Votes Reached!
Young Moms Support Initiative has done well in birthing the largest online global community of over 1 million young mothers, called 'Young Moms Forum' where she advocates Family Planning for women. Teaches the importance and different types. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

Through my forum. The largest online global community of young Moms across Africa and diaspora (
I have reached over one million women. Advocating for Family Planning. The importance and different types.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I have passion for women empowerment and development.

So many women die during child birth because of lack of child spacing.

Many families produce children that they cannot take care of. Therefore we have increment in poverty. Increase in crime, child trafficking and molestation because they are looking for a greener pasture.

I found it imperative to advocate for family Planning, to help families produce children that they can take care of.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

By teaching to the women on my group, the relevant of family planning and by living by example. I have 3 children. I spaced them with 3 years gap.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

When I become one of the Winners.
I will use this platform and grant to reach more women at the grassroots, who do not know anything about family planning. I will distribute free contraceptive s to them. For a happy and healthy society.

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