Hiquie Sung Joy Network ready to support women in soap making business - Executive Director
Executive Director of Hiquie Sung Joy Network, Hiqimat Sungdeme Saani has said that her foundation is ready to offer financial support to women and girls who are willing to start liquid soap production businesses.
Miss Hiqimat who disclosed this at Siriyiri, a community in Wa West during a one-day community outreach on COVID-19 and soap making training, said senior high school leavers, teenage mothers and the elderly who are not engaged in any activity are targeted for the support.
She said the support is a seed capital given in the form of an interest-free loan to the beneficiaries to start the business and, then pay back when the business is in good standing.
She was quick to add that the beneficiaries will pay back only the seed capital so that the foundation will use same to support other beneficiaries.
A volunteer at the Hiquie Sung Joy Network, Kipo Olivia reiterated that the soap making training offers an important business opportunity to women in the Region because most women are without job after the rainy season.
She urged that the beneficiaries of the training should not leave the skill to rot but rather stand firm and make the skill work for them.
Miss Olivia said the skill can be diversified into various fields support to the beneficiaries as in household and commercial spheres.
Dumba Portia, a soap-making trainer and a volunteer at the Hiquie Sung Joy Network said that the foundation finds joy in the happiness of people and will strive to put more smiles on the faces of many people.
She stated that the foundation has always been on the lookout to empower people who are in need to enable live better lives.
The soap-making training was organized by the Hiquie Sung Joy Network on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Siriyiri in the Wa West District which trained over 60 women in the skill area.