Milne Bay Women Vendors Association

Bay Informal Mamas business booted

Forty women in Small to Medium Enterprises were selected from 120 applicants who underwent training as part of the United Nations Market Training program.

The program was funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agreement (JICA), co-funded by the National Fisheries Authority (NFA), AusAID, and UN Women in collaboration with the provincial and district administration.

After the training, the women were empowered with the skills to earn an income, but they lacked the necessary equipment to continue cooking, baking, or sewing.

Women applauded for ‘Happen Market’

The Milne Bay Women Vendors Association hailed the group of women from Modewa Village, Suau Rural LLG, after witnessing the opening of “Happen Market”.

“This market was initiated by the women of Saga clan and built with the help of their family members,” said the association.

“Ms Alice A. Nadile, the initiator, discussed with the women of her clan about the benefits of building the market, seeing that the road access had reached their village.