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“Invest In Little Businesses”

-Mrs. Saah Encourages Women

Mrs. Setta Fofana Saah, National Coordinator of the National Council of Chiefs and elders wants women to cultivate the spirit of investing into little businesses.

Speaking to group of traditional women and adolescent girls who are by extension part of the National Council of Chiefs and Elders, Mrs. Saah said many Liberians overlook businesses which could change their lives.

According to her, one business in Liberia that is overlooked by many is cold water, but said this business makes money like other businesses.

She told the women a story about herself how she sold water and palm oil years back to make life easier for she and her family.

Presenting ten thousand Liberian dollars to two of the women of the group to enable them invest in a business, the traditional woman stressed the need for women to see themselves as help mates to their husbands.

“When you are empowered, you will not wait for your husband when you need little things at home. You will not Wait for him when your child is sick,” Mrs. Saah added.

Giving a background while she established the women of her community to form part of the traditional council, Mrs. Saah said as traditional leader, months back she observed that women of the Du-Port Cowfield community were only engaged into playing of ‘lulu game’ and sometimes end up with confusion.

“What I did was to organize them to form part of the National Council of chiefs and elders,” she added.

According to her, when the group took formation, they decided to ensure that every Sunday each member of the group provides the amount of L$100.00.

Madam Saah indicated that said money when collected at the end of the month they give five thousand, each to two members of that group to help them invest into business.

She indicated that they are starting at a very low stage now adding that as time goes by, they will improve on the amount they will give as start up for business.

She told the women who received the five thousand each as amount for a startup business, that people who are successful business personnel in the world did not wait for millions, but started with something little.

Moreover, Madam Saah on the other hand called on women who have achieved to reach out to women in their various communities as means of empowerment.

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