Thanks to your support we held our first CONEXION event of the year! The BAC Panama bank sponsored a financial representative to teach our community about personal finance. It was a great seminar for this community and we were able to accommodate a very diverse group of different ages and backgrounds. All the participants were attentive and engaged in various exercises such as working on personal budgets and discussing safe and creative ways for them to earn more money when their salaries don’t cover all expenses.
As most of our beneficiaries don’t have bank accounts, the BAC representative explained the benefits of opening a savings account and also provided useful tips to save money.
From this seminar, Fundacion Calicanto was also able to recruit women for the CAPTA program and scheduled them for interviews right away. It was apparent during the seminar that these women wanted to change their lives and we look forward to having them with us for the next CAPTA (Training for Employment) course.
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