Women complete training on savings and budgeting
TWENTY-TWO women from the Honiara Market Venders Association completed training on Savings and budgeting at All Saints yesterday.
The training was organised by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership UN Women Solomon Islands, aimed at economically empowering venders and supporting them to access financial services.
The training was facilitated by BSP agent network officers, Mr Brian Nai and Alva Boso, under BSP Branchless Banking.
UN Volunteer-Market for Change Project’s Mr John Junior Nuu said the training conducted is a continuation from where the project had left last year.
He said this year’s second round comprises of three sets of trainings calendar-marked for May, June and August which aim to reach about 200 women in Honiara.
“M4C mainly wants to economically empower venders and support them to access financial services such as Banking Services, NPF and Micro Insurance, and we wants to make it convenient for them,” Mr Nuu said.
Mr Nuu encourages women venders to treat their market as business, not a hobby just to make days shorter but use their time wisely for making business.
BSP officer Alva Boso said BSP has now made savings easier for rural people in which they accounts can be opened with only $10.
The BSP Officers said the training is important to strengthen market venders’ financial security.
The event yesterday ended with a certificate presentation.
Topics covered were; round 1, Basic Financial Literacy—Moni Tok and Savim Moni and round 2, Improve Your Market Business—Produce presentation and customer relations and Keeping your records.