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PNGWiB Congratulate Proud Graduates

The sky is the limit says NCD Governor Powes Parkop when officiating at the Graduation ceremony for women in the informal sector in Port Moresby.

Sixty women graduated with Certificates in Basic Financial Literacy Management. The three day training was facilitated by the Anglicare Stop AIDS Centre and fully supported by the PNG Women in Business organization.


It was a PNGWiB success story as the graduation was the first one.


Most of the women reside in settlements and were badly affected by the buai ban, but through the PNG Women in Business, they hope to find income generating opportunities.


It was a proud moment for the group of women who participated as they gathered to receive their Certificates at the Anglicare Centre, located at Waigani in Port Moresby.


Most of these women in the informal sector were affected when the buai ban was imposed by the NCD Commission headed by NCD Governor Powes Parkop. However, with support from PNG Women in Business they have come to accept it and have opted for other alternatives such as getting training on financial literacy management.


NCD Governor Powes Parkop and his wife Jean Parkop were special guests at the graduation. Governor Parkop told the women that all businesses start small; thus they should utilise the opportunity.


He committed K300, 000 to support the Women’s Microbank. Other initiatives include the partnership with UN Safe Cities concept to make markets safe for women vendors.

Strong women advocate and businesswoman Janet Sape, who initiated the concept of empowering women through small businesses, challenged the women to become successful business women. 


Janet Sape is the Executive Director of PNG Women in Business and it has always been her passion and dream to empower women with small business opportunities. 


PNG Women in Business also has a micro finance bank to support women in setting up small to medium enterprises.


To date, there are 20, 000 members of the Microbank. However, they are awaiting approval from the Bank of PNG to issue a licence.

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