Group empowers Edo women, advises on illegal migration
A group, Edo Women Development Initiative (EWDI), has called on mothers and leaders to meaningfully engage their female children in productive ventures to curb human trafficking.
Chairman of the group, Dr. (Mrs.) Rosaline Okosun said this when the group gave soft loans of N10,000 to N20,000 to St Saviour’s Women Cooperative Society under its micro-credit loan to 35 beneficiaries.
Represented by the treasurer of the association, Stella Ojeme, Okosun said the beneficiaries were trained for three months and the loan would be repayable after three months of moratorium with a repayment duration of six months at five per cent interest rate.
Speaking on illegal migration, she said EWDI have been partnering with the Task Force on Human Trafficking to curb the trend.
“We have had three groups of returnees and counselled them that they could remain in this country and prosper.
We told them they didn’t have to go outside the country and we are supporting the state government’s initiative with training.
Chairman of the cooperative society, Sunday Uhunmwangho, thanked the group for the gesture, and promised women would judiciously use the loan.
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