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Kombo North Federation gives D150, 000 to women groups

Nov 17, 2015, 11:03 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

Kombo North Federation, an affiliate of Childfund The Gambia, has given out D150,000 as loan to five women groups.

The beneficiaries are Dimalanteh cluster, Bijilo women kampong kafoo, SimSim association, Darsalam kampeng kafoo, and Sateba nyomoi kafoo.Each of the group was given D30,000.

Alieu Mendy, manager of the federation, said the loan is meant to help improve the economic status of the families of their enrolled children so that in turn the families can take responsibility of meeting the educational bill of the children.

He explained that Childfund’s focus is to help improve the education and health status of children and they want to enhance the sustainability of the support by allowing beneficiaries to participate and make informed choices.

“We cannot continue supporting only one person from a family; it is better to improve the economic status of the family so that the family in turn can support more than one person,” Mr Mendy said.

He urged the beneficiaries not to misuse the loans by using it on other purposes like ceremonies; so the money can make impact on the lives of the children who are enrolled in the Kombo North Federation programme.

The manager of the federation said they would make a follow-up to see the impact of the loan on the children being sponsored.

Modou Bah, sponsor relations officer at ChildFund, applauded the beneficiary women groups for their collaboration with the federation.

He said the initiative is to help ease the work of the federation in terms of paying school fees for children.

Yama Faal, president of Bijilo women kampong kafoo, in receiving the loan, expressed delight, saying the gesture will help them in paying their children school fees.