People's Action For Rural Development plans to train and change lives of 500 women and girls to become smart micro-entrepreneurs. Poverty puts women and girls in difficult and dangerous life situations. Training women and girls to possess entrepreneurial ability and behaviour help them become smart micro-entrepreneurs and escape from poverty. In Port Moresby, women and girl'who are unemployed get into informal income generating encountering gender based violence.
There are more than 50,000 young and girls living in poverty and encounter hunger in Port Moresby. More women are unemployed than men and boys. More young women are shifting to sex workers.This project aims at restoring their normal life and give them skills to pursue profit oriented activities. Their children should be prevented from inheriting poverty. Budgeting, savings plan, and business plan are import tools for facilitating sustainability and growth.
The project identifies and negotiates for young women to leave abnormal lives and go through the training process. The training process involves counseling and entrepreneurial ability and behaviour change education ,financial literacy and micro-enterprise planning and management. The subjects are supported until their enterprises are financially self-sufficient, A savings investment is made to sustain income into the future.
As these young women become mothers, their children stand a better chance of enjoying a better life because their mothers would had accumulated sufficient wealth. The program is the largest in the country thus will play a major role in poverty alleviation and hunger prevention. It helps a family to do family budget based on its income sources and formulate future savings plans based on the family budget. Basic food, shelter, clothes, education and health needs are core budget items.