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Women equipped with skills to manage finances responsibly

Participants proudly display their certificates during the closing program today

Eighteen women and girls today completed a three-week financial literacy training which now gives them skills to manage finances responsibly and achieve financial well-being. 

Held at Tandai in West Honiara, the training was supported by the Central Bank blo Solomon Islands and Good Return – a global not-for-profit organisation that focuses on strengthening the capacity of local communities, non-government and government institutions.

CBSI Manager Financial Inclusion Linda Folia, while presenting the certificates yesterday, congratulated the participants and highlighted the importance of being financial savvy. 

The participants are small business owners, market vendors and house wifes and youths. 

She says the objectives of the training is to give knowledge, skills and financial tools to help those women manage their finances responsibly and achieve their financial well-being. 

She then challenged the participants to make good use of their knowledge and skills learnt and make a difference in their homes, families, communities and Solomon Islands as a whole.

Elizabeth Sodu, Good Return Solomon Islands Program Coordinator told participants that the end today signifies the start of something in their homes and communities where there is real action.

“The big question is – are you ready to go out and make a difference in your homes, families, communities and Solomon Islands as a whole.

“Remember that financial literacy starts with you. Only then you can be able to influence others. 

“I hope you have learned the lessons to help you in your journey. I would like to congratulate all the coaches to embrace the learnings, adapt and practice into your daily life,” she says.

Ms Sodu adds, across the Pacific, Good Return works with partners. Partners that know their communities. Partners that understand how things work for their families, their friends, their church groups, their women and children.

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