Head of California-Based Foundation for Women Call on Vice President Boakai

Wednesday, 18th April 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - The Founder and Executive Director of the California based Foundation for Women, an NGO committed to serving impoverished women  and the sick Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at his Sinkor office.

Madam Deborah Lindholm told Vice President Boakai she was in the country to assess progress made by the Foundation for Women Micro-Credit Program she launched in Monrovia last January.

Madam Lindholm said already two micro-credit centers have been established in Monrovia, and that she was in Bong County Tuesday to launch a branch of the Women Micro-Credit Program in that county.  She added that the organization plans to establish branches in all 15 Counties of Liberia.

Madam Lindholm, accompanied by the President of the Liberia Marketing Association Interim Management Team, Mrs. Comfort Bedell Marshall and the Coordinator of the Women Micro-Credit Program, Mrs. Emily Peal, also informed the Vice President that her organization was taking the initiative to renovate the Rally Time Market and that she would sign a contract for the renovation project before her departure Thursday.

For her part, the Coordinator of the Women Micro-Credit Program, Mrs. Emily Peal explained that one Micro-Credit Center has been established in Mamba Point and  another at the Group of í77 for the handicapped.

In remarks, Vice President Boakai commended the Foundation for Women for empowering the nationís impoverished people.

He stressed that the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led administration inherited numerous problems, and that it would need all the help to put the country back on the right course.