Market women trading at the Redlight market in the commercial district of Paynesville were host to 15 philanthropists visiting Liberia for two weeks.
The international delegation visit women involved in cross border trading. The women, under the banner of the United Women Center (UWC) have a membership of three hundred women.
The Community Livelihood Association Program (CAP) is operating with the United Women Center (UWC) through the provision of loans to improve their businesses.
The one hour session in honor of the philanthropists was characterized by a tour of the various stores and shops leased and operated by the United Women Center (UWC) as well as joke-sharing and other interesting discussions.
The market women through their President Kumasah Bility praised the international delegates for their concern and love toward the development of Liberia. Madam Bility appealed to the philanthropists to empower the Community Livelihood Association Program (CAP) for the benefit of other market women nefit from the loan program.
The women also disclosed plans to build their own stores in collaboration with the Community Livelihood Association Program (CAP) to reduce the high rents paid to others.
Mr. Dale Rex George, head of the Community Livelihood Association Program (CAP) explained to the philanthropists that there were many women listed for loans, but due to the low financial strength of the institution, it was impossible to include them.