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Regional News Wed, 20 May 2009

Foundation to empower women in Obuasi

Kumasi, May 20, GNA - The Subayo Foundation for Women and Children in Africa, a non-governmental organisation based in the U.S. with branches in Ghana and Zambia, is to assist women with low income-earnings in the Obuasi municipality by offering them a small-scale micro lending facility. The facility is aimed at empowering women in Africa through business, education and training. Miss Mbumwae Suba-Smith, founder of the foundation, told the GNA in an interview that the NGO would ensure that the women become financially independent.

Kumasi, May 20, GNA - The Subayo Foundation for Women and Children in Africa, a non-governmental organisation based in the U.S. with branches in Ghana and Zambia, is to assist women with low income-earnings in the Obuasi municipality by offering them a small-scale micro lending facility. The facility is aimed at empowering women in Africa through business, education and training. Miss Mbumwae Suba-Smith, founder of the foundation, told the GNA in an interview that the NGO would ensure that the women become financially independent. "Our vision is to elevate women's standard of living in Ghana and Zambia through economic development, education and training and this is to complement the efforts of government through ministries, district assemblies and development agencies to improve the standards of living in the communities as a whole", she said. Miss Suba-Smith said apart from providing financial assistance to such women, her outfit would also embark on HIV/AIDS awareness programme and pre-natal health education to ensure healthy lifestyles. 20 May 09

Source: GNA