Members of the Women in Peace Building Network (WIPNET) have commended Alfalit International’s President, Dr. Joseph Milton for the organization’s continuous support to them since 2008.
The women stressed that Alfalit as the only organization that established partnership with them has always identified with them in addressing critical needs of the group.
WIPNET’s Coordinator, Madam Delphine Morris outlined Alfalit International’s support to them as: majority members who were illiterate now being able read and writes, that Alfalit offered the women micro loan to establish and strengthen their businesses, at the time currently supporting their children in school and providing WIPNET food items and non-food items during every Christmas and Independence celebrations through Alfalit Liberia.
Madam Morris added that despite WIPNET’s huge contribution to ending the war in Liberia that is being recognized around the world, not much is being done by the central government to enable the organization operate smoothly nor empowerment for the women.
According to her, as a result of lack of support to WIPNET, the organization is not regarded into the National sustainability plan; thereby making WIPNET unable to undertake other major activities and sustain the poor women who have since 2003 volunteered by sacrificing their lives to pray for Liberia.
“Dr. Milton, WIPNET women in Liberia want to appreciate Alfalit International for continuously supporting us through Alfalit Liberia every year. Today, most of our women can now read and write their names”.
“Through Alfalit, our children are in school, and every two times a year, Alfalit makes sure to feed us for Christmas and the July 26 celebrations, no one has done this for us. Dr. Milton and Rev. Giddings truly have the heart of God” Madam Morris acknowledged.
As part of their longterm sustainability plan, the Women in Peace Building Network, pleaded with the Alfalit International President, Dr. Joseph Milton to establish a factory or company that would employ members of the organization in order to fight off their poverty condition and carter to their children’s educational and social needs.
Displaying some of the soaps, beads and other materials produced by the women, Madam Morris informed the two Alfalit executives, Dr. Milton and Rev. Emmanuel Giddings that over the last few years, the group has empowered its women with other live skills to enable them become employed.
“We appreciate Alfalit for teaching our women read and write, giving us mini loan and feeding us every Christmas and 26, but we are appealing to you to please look at the possibilities of establishing a factory or company that would employ our members”.
The women also pleaded with Alfalit International to help them secure a plot of land and construct a new structure that would be spacious. They stressed that their current peace hut, where they have been meeting since the establishment of the group; is now unable to host them while the government Ministry of Public Works on the other hand has often marked their peace hut threatening to demolish the current facility.
At the welcoming ceremony, the women also presented gifts of locally made Liberian (African) clothes and ornaments, to Dr. Milton and his team as a sign of appreciating Alfalit unwavering support.
Responding to the women, Alfalit International President, Dr. Joseph Milton said since his first encounter with the women in 2008, WIPNET has always have a place in his heart and as such coming to Liberia and meeting with him is a fulfillment of his love.
He reassured his organization’s commitment to continuously work with WIPNET with the help and support of Alfalit Liberia’s director, Rev. Emmanuel Giddings whom he said shares similar love and passion helping the poor.
Commenting on the proposals proffered by the women, Dr. Milton said Alfalit head office will work with the Liberia’s team to renovate the current peace hut the women usually meet at the fish market and install air conditioners, but said he would carefully review the other proposals presented to him by the women.