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GAWFA Holds Extraordinary Meeting

Jan 19, 2009, 8:29 AM | Article By: Isatou Dumbuya

The Gambia Women's Finance Association on the 17th of January held an extraordinary meeting at The Gambia Senior Secondary School Hall in Banjul. This meeting brought members from all over the country. GAWFA was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit making company limited by guarantee. In 1997, GAWFA became the first microfinance organisation in The Gambia to be licensed by the Central Bank of The Gambia as a non-bank financial institution (NBFI). Since, GAWFA's mission is to serve as a financial intermediary to enhance the entrepreneurship development of women as a means of alleviating their poverty, it also serves as a vehicle for mainstreaming women in national development.

Mrs. Oley Jagne the General Manager explained to the members in Wollof what motivated this extra ordinary meeting. "This is a way of coming together abd supporting each other so that GAWFA can move on."