As part of effort to empowered vulnerable women VSLA groups in Nanton District, under the project Funded by Plan Ghana, a Programme under WVL Project, CIWED GH on the 13th of July, 2023 undertook a practical hand on livelihood capacity building training for women in the VSLA groups in Kparigilanyili and Jihan Juri-Kukuo (JJK) communities in the Nanton District. The idea to compliment the earnings of the women was a recommendation from the first phase of the project to include livelihood activities in subsequent phases. The women were taught how to make liquid soap, cake soap, Bar Soap and “tie and dye”. This is the first cluster of the trainings and was supervised by the business advisory center of the district assembly in the person of Alhassan Fiter. In all, fifty (50) women had their capacity strengthened on the respective livelihood interventions in this training and the second cluster will be follow in the coming weeks.
In his remarks, the Executive Director of CIWED GH, Mr. Baako Abdul-Fatawu, urged the women to use the knowledge gained to supplement their existing earning streams. This he said will drastically improve their weekly contributions during their VSLA meetings. The representative of the women leaders, the Magazia of kparigilantili thanked CIWED and its partner, PLAN Ghana for the training given them. They assured the team of making good use of the knowledge gained to become financially sustainable.