Fearless Women to empower over 400,000 women
By Emmanuel wise Jipoh
The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Fearless Women Micro-Finance and Money Remittance, Rev. Mother Rosana Henry Ballayen, pledges sustained collaboration with Liberian women in providing micro-finance and life skills training for about 400,000 women across the country.
She made the pledge at the official launch of the institution in Liberia, held at Jacob’s Town Football Field in Paynesville over the weekend.
Rev. Mother Ballayen said action plan of the institution will include mediation training, life-skill courses, and interactive workshops.
She noted that providing micro-finance to the citizenry should not be left to the government alone, as it requires collective effort from citizens themselves.
She emphasized that Liberian women can be as productive as their colleagues in any part of the world, only when the opportunities are provided.
She pointed out that the sustainable outcomes of the Fearless Women Microfinance and Money Remittance will be the direct results of improvement of the living conditions of the people.
Rev. Mother Ballayen, revealed that her institution started with prayer meetings, praying and fasting for Liberia, but it’s now time that the women of the nation get involved in activities that could better their lives.
She said the awareness and official launch was intended to bring together various chapters of the institution to reinforce its commitment uplift Liberian woman.
Rev. Ballayen noted that the economic conditions of some women in communities are of great concern and require a great awakening spirit, adding that the essence of the exercise is to assess the state of economic opportunities across the communities with respect to micro-finance management and pay back payment plan.
“When economic conditions are poor, diseases and other health-related problems will be prevalent. It has been established by experts that the state of economics of our people are poor and needs to be improved,” she said.
Also speaking at the program, a representative from the United States of America Chapter, Mrs. Gifty Walker Nnamerenaw, reaffirmed the USA chapter’s commitment to ensuring that Liberian women have better jobs to take good care of their families.
Mrs Nnamerenaw stressed that women are the foundation of any nation and they must always be role models for young girls in the country, while calling for proper use of the micro-finance that will be provided them for empowerment. Editing by Jonathan Browne