The National- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By BOSORINA ROBBY
BANK South Pacific is the first corporate entity to assist the PNG Women in Business (PNGWiB) with five new computer sets on Monday.
These were to replace the four computers and other office equipment such as printers, photocopiers and a jug that were stolen by thieves two weeks ago.
PNGWiB president Janet Sape thanked BSP management for the support saying that this would help keep the office on track to carry out the work they do in assisting grassroots women participate positively in the economy.
“It is good to see big companies coming to support us because it gives us that extra strength and energy to carry on with our work,” Sape said.
PNGWiB, in partnership with the Department of Commerce and Industry, is currently engaged in the preparation of another expo to be held in Lae, Morobe, mid this year.
It also recently graduated more than 150 women from their training programme in Morobe.
Sape said although the theft did not slow them down, BSP’s donation was a huge boost to assist them to continue to help women in rural areas.
The PNGWiB runs three programmes from their office in Port Moresby, which includes a small microfinance set up, promotion and marketing of women to business houses and the training programme which trains women how to become entrepreneurs.
BSP manager corporate sponsorship Rosemary Mawe said BSP was happy to assist the PNGWiB because it recognised the importance of empowering women in PNG.