Mar 24, 2009, 6:55 AM
The lady President of Jamwelly women Kafoo in Janjangbureh town, Central River Region, Mrs. Wurry Kandeh Jawoh has appealed to NGO's and Government to assist or provide them with credit facilities to kick start or venture into development projects. Mrs. Kandeh Jawoh made this statement in an interview with this reporter at her home town in Janjangbureh CRR South.
According to her, since its inception in 2004, the association has not benefited from any external assistance. She stated that members of the association have been trained on skills and entrepreneurship development. The association, she adduced has acquired enough skills to improve it?s situation but they have not get any micro finance loans to support their activities.
"Despite several efforts and attempts made to acquire loans from NGO's, members still endeavour to sustain the association," she lamented.
Mrs. Jawoh called on NGO's, Government and philantropist to provide a marketing place for them, where they can sell their products at a very good price.
For her part, Mrs. Fatoumata Bah-Jallow, a member of the association lamented some of the difficulties faced by the women in CRR.
According to her, members of the association are all responsible people and depend on farming for their survival, children school fees payment and other domestic problem. She noted that if the association is assisted, it would improve the well being of its members.
"I spend most of my time working in rice fields and gardening but at the end of the day, I harvest my products and take them to the market only to sell them at a give away price because I need the money to pay for my children school fees and other social problems," she added.
She noted that the work is too heavy for one to sell the products at a give away price.
She further stated that the Jamwelly Women Kaffoo is very strong and known for its contribution to national development across the region. The aim of the association, she added is to support and improve the conditions of the women in the area.
She asserted that the association has achieved a lot in areas like cleansing exercises, assisting individual members when they are in need of help and also take part in national events.
She also appealed to NGO's and Government to provide credit facilities, accessible with low interest rate to be able to support some of the association's projects.