Image: Participants proudly displaying their certificates after the Financial Literacy Training with ExxonMobil PNG Limited’s National Content Manager Susil Nelson-Kongoi (standing second on the right), Community Development Support Analyst Mary Daure (seated first on the right), and facilitators from MiBank (standing first and third on the right). (Photo: PNG LNG)
Women from Porebada, Boera, Papa and Lealea have recently completed a Financial Literacy Training conducted by Nationwide Micro Bank and supported by PNG LNG Project, ExxonMobil PNG Limited.
In the three-day training, 40 women are now skilled trainers who will run financial literacy training in their respective communities.
The training’s main objective was to help these women strengthen their knowledge on how to make money, manage and invest it. This is part of ExxonMobil PNGS’s approach to support people in Project communities to create and sustain economic activities that go beyond the life of PNG LNG.
The group of women said they really appreciated the principles that were taught, including being disciplined; and having a goal; how to budget; save; and make profits.
A participant from Boera Village, Nao Lohia, said the training has built her money management skills and confidence.
ExxonMobil PNG’s National Content Manager, Susil Nelson-Kongoi stated that Exxon Mobil sees potential in women as an asset to the community leading to the impact of the society and different sectors in our country as a whole.
She reiterated that women reinvest the majority of their income in the health, education and well-being of their families helping them to transform their communities and alleviate poverty.
“We’re proud to be part of this initiative and encourage you to reach out to like-minded women and men so that the positive change and success you achieve is replicated in your communities,” Ms Nelson-Kongoi added.
Training facilitator from MiBank, Gima Kepi, said women’s banking is a focus for MiBank and it aims to empower women and people at grassroots through financial literacy training ; and by making its products and services accessible to the rural community.
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