PNG Women in Business

1000 women graduated with financial literacy

They are participants of the Givim Han Long Laip Projek, rolled out this year, throughout Port Moresby, from Hanuabada all the way to Gerehu.

According to Felisa Inoino Avou, a trainer and pioneer WIB, the two-today course covered basic awareness of family budgeting, how to sell and to bank to save for the long term.

Avou said majority of the women participants were illiterate which made this particular course roll-out unique from other similar projects.

Westpac and WOW awardees should work together, says Sape

This challenge has been put forward by Janet Sape, the overall winner of the 2015 WOW awards.

Sape was recognised last year for her passion and commitment to ensuring financial literacy and banking services equally reach the illiterate women population of PNG.

The founder of PNG Women in Business is grateful to Westpac for the prestigious award, which she says has complimented her work over the years.

She is confident it would be better for the winners to work closely with the bank, especially to reach out to communities.