Francis Okoye, Maiduguri
Iwuese Multipurpose Cooperative Society in Taraba and Adamawa with funding from the UN Women and Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) has trained 80 women and girls affected by conflict on financial literacy and early livelihood recovery.
Speaking during a One-Day Joint Training held in Taraba and Adamawa respectively, the Executive Director of Iwuese Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Ritdimwa Orga said the programme was designed to help women and girls in these areas to improve their economic situations.
The Participants in a group photography
The Executive Director added that the training aimed at equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage their finances and start rebuilding their shattered livelihoods.
” The participants, who came from various conflict-affected areas in Taraba and Adamawa, in Northeast received training in financial planning, managing debt, building savings, starting and running a small business, forming a village savings and loans association, budgeting, and accessing credit. Through interactive sessions, the women learned how to practically and effectively apply the knowledge, with a special emphasis on their unique situations.
“We are thrilled to have received this funding from UN Women and WPHF and to have been able to offer this important training to the women and girls affected by conflict in Taraba and Adamawa,” said Ritdimwa Orga.
“We believe that supporting women and girls in these ways will empower them to take control of their financial futures and to contribute to the long-term stability and prosperity of their communities.”
The training was well received by the participants, who expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to learn these essential skills. “This training has built capacity in managing our personal finance and group finance of our Village savings and loans Association (VSLA) ,” said Linda Tordue, one of the women who attended the training. ” We appreciate UN Women and the WPHF for funding this financial literacy training on our behalf.”
This joint training is a testament to the commitment of UN Women and WPHF to support the economic empowerment of women and girls affected by conflict in Nigeria.
The successful completion of the training empowered women and girls with the necessary skills to reduce their economic vulnerability and drive a more sustainable economic future for their communities.