By Gwendah Babah, UOG Trainee Reporter, EMTV News – Mt Hagen
A recently-launched women’s association in the Mul-Baiyer electorate of Western Highlands Province is set to alleviate poverty and bring good health to women and children. The association has also incorporated yoga, so that mothers can participate in the National Capital District’s Active City Walk for Life Program.
Women in Kombolopa Village in Mul-Baiyer Electorate were honoured to launch their association. It was founded by Carolyn Kuri, a prominent local businesswoman.
The Mamambi Women’s Association was initiated to support and empower local women to address poverty. They are focusing on community service, farming, agricultural activities, and Small & Medium Enterprises and such, to alleviate poverty at the village level.
Carolyn, who is also the director of Enta Construction, supported the association with her husband, Max Kuri, by donating K10, 000 each. Along with the launching, Carolyn encouraged women to get involved in yoga programs.
Carolyn believes that Yoga has helped her pull through illness and to think positive. With support from the National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, Carolyn and team conducted a week-long yoga training program in Mul-Baiyer.
NCD Active City Program Representative, Roase Hagua, says yoga will help promote health and fitness.