Thursday, March 15, 2012

Update from Doris

Hi, my name is Doris Dakei, and I am the Project Coordinator for Sistas Savve.  I’ll be updating you regularly on our activities here in Honiara.

On International Women’s Day, Sistas Savve participants Irene Martha and Maria Tuita gave public speeches about their experiences as part of Sistas Savve, the skills they had learned during the training and how their participation was benefitting their families and communities. As part of IWD, Sistas Savve participants also took part in several team activities, including Tug of War and Volleyball. The women were excited to come in first place, winning t-shirts sponsored by RAMSI!

We are now in the final week of training for Mamana Water Community, who will be graduating on Friday, March 23rd. The last week has been spent learning about saving schemes, to encourage the women to save the money they are making by selling their products  through small, but regular, deposits. In fact, after the training session, the Mamana Water women have now selected five women who will form the first savings club!

I look forward to keeping you up-to-date on Sistas Savve!


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