Women in money course

Business, Normal

The National, Thursday January 30th, 2014

 MORE than 500 women in Sohe district, Northern have successfully completed a weeklong financial literacy training programme, thanks to the partnership between MP Delilah Gore and National Development Bank (NDB).

The training was aimed at introducing the women of Sohe to the concept of business and basics involved and personal development targeting informal, micro and small business ventures. 

“These are women who are mostly illiterate and/or have little or no form of education, but this should not be seen as an impediment to getting into business activities,” Gore said.

“I want to empower the women to step out of their comfort zones and make something for themselves and their families and this training is the best way to get them started.”

NDB closed the training with a presentation on two loan products for women start-up and grower loan packages offered under the Women In Business Desk.

Relationship manager for Women In Business Janet Kaule said NDB was focused on encouraging women to be upskilled and have some form of training before approaching the bank for loan assistance. 

“We want women to have some form of training so that they can be successful in their business and at the same time repay their loans,” Kaule stated. 

“NDB’s aim is to help alleviate financial illiteracy and training programmes as such has the support and backing of the bank.”. 

Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister Richard Maru who presented the certificates said he was overwhelmed by the initiative taken by the Sohe MP to ensure that women in her electorate got this simple but important training.

He urged the women to make use of their training and not to let it go to waste. 

“This (type of training) is crucial, but getting started is another. 

“So, start your business, learn to save and make your dreams become a reality.”