We're pleased to bring you an update about our meeting. The Lifelong Initiative Network (LIN) creates job opportunities particularly for women. Through LIN they will learn business skills and are given support to sustain jobs. Women will also be able to access the necessary stock and resources they need.
We have been meeting with a group of women in our community and giving them education about the LIN programme. We have contacted a micro-finance organisation based in Accra to help support the women.
The women are from poor backgrounds and are struggling to find employment. As of today we have 20 networkers. The current members range from age 25 to 50 and we are starting to fill application forms for those that want to join LIN.
Meet some of the LIN networkers...
Juana is aged between 28 - 30 and is a second-hand clothing dealer with a month income about $50, she has joined Lifelong Initiative Network so that she can get support to expand her trade.
This is also the same for Millicent who sells fish on table as a petty trader and Doris, a jewelry seller aged 25.
Do you want to help a young woman like Juana grow her business? contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our long term goal is to operate a thrift store. We generously receive items in-kind from abroad, to help us with our welfare projects. The thrift store would receive stock and sell items to local entrepreneurs in a micro-enterprise framework. All proceeds from thrift store sales will be invested back into PAAJAF education and welfare projects. Local entrepreneurs will be able to create jobs and sustain employment for local people.
This is how the micro-enterprise framework will work;
1) We receive donations in kind (clothes, shoes)
2) The thrift store will sell clothing, shoes and other small household items at a very reasonable price to local entrepreneurs
3) Shops establish a network - the Lifelong Initiative Network (IFIN) this will create jobs for local people, ending the poverty cycle
All the sales income will finance and sustain PAAJAF's projects and to support unemployed youth, women and local entrepreneurs. It will also help to ship and pay handling charges of container of goods to PAAJAF and operating the thrift store. We will keep you updated on our progress towards our long term goal!
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