The training was aimed at strengthening the women’s ability to understand how to make, manage and invest money.
This was part of ExxonMobil PNG’s strategy to support people in project communities to create and sustain economic activities that would go beyond the life of the PNG LNG project.
The forty women are now skilled trainers who will run financial literacy training in their respective communities.
They appreciated the principles that were taught, including being disciplined and having a goal, how to budget, save, and make profits.
A participant from Boera Village, Nao Lohia, said the training has built her money management skills and confidence.
ExxonMobil PNG’s National Content Manager Susil Nelson Kongoi in congratulating them said ExxonMobil PNG sees investment in women as nvestment in their family and the community, with the impact is broad and multidimensional.
She added that, studies show women reinvest the majority of their income in the health, education and well-being of their families helping them transform their communities and alleviate poverty.
Meantime, training facilitator from MiBank, Gima Kepi, said women’s banking is a focus for MiBank and it aims to empower women and people at grassroots through financial literacy training and by making its products and services accessible to the rural community.