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Tulagi mothers union acknowledges DFAT and ACOM

Ms Leanne having a discussion with women from Taroniara

TULAGI Parish Mothers Union has applauded the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) and Australian Department of Foreign Affair and Trade (DFAT) for their assistance towards the establishment of their Women Saving Club.

Speaking to DFAT and ACOM officials during their visit yesterday, Chairlady of the Women Saving Club Ms Margaret Pule Manu said the saving club has built the capacity of women to save their money for future use.

She adds that the saving club has changed women attitude toward spending.

“This saving club is an eye opener to most of the women adding lots of women are showing their interest to join the club,” Ms Manu said.

She said the saving club has 22 members since its inception in June 2016 with the number expecting to increase in the next few months.

Ms Manu said her committee is still working on a constitution to safe-guide the saving club making sure that members are fully benefited from their savings.

She adds that her committee will meet next month discuss other important issues and most importantly the drafting of their saving club’s constitution.

On the same note, Ms Manu calls on ACOM and DFAT officials that there is a need to facilitate a training programme for women in and around Tulagi.

“We want training is areas of Finance Management, Start Your Own Business training, Budgeting training and Life Skill training.

“I’m confident that these trainings will help women to identify their weakness and make improvement to save more money,” she said.

Ms Manu acknowledged ACOM and DFAT for the great initiative.

Responding to Ms Manu’s request for training, ACOM Project Coordinator Mr Casper Supa said is taking note of the request.

He said his office will work on a suitable date to carry out the training programme for the women.

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