Amelemiassi Group – Sponsorship Goal £720
The Amelemiassi community group, of 8 women and 2 men, formed as a result of hearing other beneficiaries talking about their experiences and opportunities through IADES.
Since being together they have made new friends and grown in confidence. Together, they are a dynamic and supportive team who have helped each other form new business links.
They feel that the training sessions, role play and opportunities to discuss plans or worries have been the most beneficial to them as a group.
They have already received training in promoting diversity and interpersonal relationships between parent and child and over the next 3 months they will attend workshops on the fight against gender-based violence, citizenship, human rights, reproductive health and family planning which will run alongside their business training.
The President of the group is 38 year old Afiwa, who works 60 hours per week whilst raising her children. She sells fish and wishes to buy more stock so she can increase her profit and give her family more security.
Most members of the Amelimiassi group sell food produce, like the local food Kom and Akpan or fresh food like oranges, fish, yams and porridge.
Kaissou Kossi, is the only carpenter within the group and works anything upwards of 100 hours per week to support his family and send his children to school. His loan will buy more materials and tools which will improve his work. One day he would like to open a training centre to teach others his skills.
Make a small gift to the Amelemiassi group today and make a big difference to their lives.