Women group under the umbrella of Coalition of Ezza South Women Organization, Ebonyi State, has called for financial independence for women of the area to enable them excel in their various petty businesses.
The Coalition of Ezza South Women Organization noted that financial freedom will enable the women not to depend on their husbands to provide family needs and necessities in the family including paying of their children’s school fees.
Mrs. Esther Uroh Nnachi, the coordinator of the women group, during a two day training of the women on Book keeping and accounts records pointed out that the organization had trained the women on skill acquisition and empowered them with start up kits hence the reason for the training on book keeping and accounts to help them to be prudent in money spending and save for future.
She thanked the funders of the training SaferWorld, and Women international league for peace and freedom, Nigeria and advised the women to put into use the knowledge gained from the two days engagement.
“we got support from Women International League for Peace and Freedom to train this women on skill acquisition, confessionaries and soap making which we have done and ended the project but we felt that there is a need for them to keep accurate financial record and also there is a need for them to make little savings from the sales they make because the essence of empowering them on skill acquisition is to enable them begin to do something on their own.
“So, we are training them on book keeping and accounts because we want them to know how to save little from the little they have. By so doing, it will help them because the women to be independent, they will no longer depend on their husbands to provide every needs and necessities of the family.
“The woman through her savings and through the skill acquisition we have empowered her, will also contribute to the welfare of the family”.
One f the resource persons Dr. Kelechi Okezie urged the women to put into practice what they were taught at the training to enable them have multiple source of income and safe for future use.
Dr. Okezie also engaged the women on the difference between need and want and how to needle the two in their daily lives.