Monday, March 5, 2012

Update from Henrietta

My name is Henrietta Mua, and I am the Community Liaison Officer for Sistas Savve. I’m excited to share some of the latest developments of Sistas Savve here in Honiara.

As part of the ten-week programme, Sistas Savve participants learn to produce five products, including baskets, dyed lava lavas and doormats, most of which use recycled materials. The young women then choose one product to focus on and create a business plan for.

This week, the participants worked in groups to develop marketing and advertising strategies for their products. Several of the women, who come from Mamana Water Community, have had community members place orders for doormats and screen printed sarongs, which is great!

In between training, the Sistas Savve staff and participants are busy preparing for International Women’s Day on March 8th, where we will set up a stall at Rove Police Grounds in Honiara to exhibit our products and spread the message of Sistas Savve.

On a different note, Sistas Savve has been specially selected by the Honiara City Council and the Solomon Islands Environmental Health Department to exhibit their sustainable products made with recycled materials as a part of the National Waste Management Litter Campaign later this month – watch this space.

I look forward to keeping you updated on Sistas Savve going forward!  

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