EL-WO is an Initiative of Hon. Esther Felix, who lost her husband on 20th January 1996 in a road accident. The vision to start a widows fellowship became clear to her on the 17th July 1999 while attending an Advance Leadership Training Seminar (ALTS) of the Full Gospel business Men’s fellowship G.R.A Suleja, Niger State, Nigeria.  God gave a clear instruction and directive to start a widows fellowship.

The fellowship started on 19th September 1999 with 13 widows. It was officially inaugurated on 27th February, 2000 at ECWA Good news church Suleja. After much praying and waiting upon the lord for a name. The lord gave us the EL-SHADDAI WIDOWS OUTREACH (EL-WO) with an accompanying promise that the fellowship belonged to him and on his own mountain He will provide for the widows We are a non profit, non governmental organisation and our main focus is on widows empowerment so as to improve their well being, as also educating them on the word of God so as to contain with the wicked environment they live in.