Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gulu Women in Business

From New Vision:
A total of 1500 women have trained in business skills and functional adult literacy in Gulu district. The elderly mothers from Koro, Bobi, Bardege, Layibi, Pece and Laroo divisions, were also trained in early child-care development, computer skills and family planning.
The representative of the women, Benah Ayaa, 50, said leaders and development partners should focus on the economic status and the rights of women to attain education. She said during the six-week training by Volunteer Action Network and Women Global Empowerment Fund, over 100 women groups were given loans ranging from sh500,000 to sh2m to start businesses. The loans are repayable after six months.

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