By Olimatou Coker
Buzz Women the Gambia Tuesday inaugurated a 6-inch borehole handed to the Sukuta Women’s garden.
In their initiative for sustainable development aimed at providing adequate water supply to the garden, Buzz learned that this has been a challenge to the gardeners since water is a commodity for agriculture.
Speaking, Fatou Kinteh, Minister of Children and Women’s Affairs, said if all men are like women then poverty will be efficiently combatted.
She said the president is very much aware of the important role of women in the national development, saying that is the reason why women empowerment is on top of the Government’s priorities.
Fatou Touray Cham, national coordinator of Buzz Women the Gambia, said in December 2017, 14 women, 7 from the Netherlands and 7 from The Gambia gathered in Beyaw for a one-week leadership journey to marp out a program that aims to address issues affecting women by empowering knowledge, skills and tools to make them independent.
She said Buzz has trained over three thousand women within the West Coast Region.
“We train literate and illiterate who live in rural and urban Gambia, women are home workers and agricultural farmers in our country. Gambia women are facing lot of challenges,” she said.
She added that they train them on financial management like profit, loss, how to maintain an account book, how to plan expenses and how to start a new business and to increase income and secure women to realize their potential to combat poverty and other problems that affect their lives.
“Our vision is to create self-sufficient, reliant, rural and confident decision makers. In five years from today, we intend to train hundred thousand women and we have the firm belief that together, our mission has an obligation,” she said.
Buzz Women the Gambia is a non-profit organization that equips low income women with the financial, entrepreneurial and leadership skills that would help them combat poverty in order to create a rural community with confidence and be financially secure.