Nineteen single mothers who were part of the “Solo Mums Project”, graduated yesterday after three months of training, in two categories – skills and life skills.
“International Needs” – Fiji, is a Christian charitable organisation, currently overseeing the “Solo Moms Project”, a socio and economic empowerment program for single mothers, living in informal settlements within the greater Suva to Navua area.
Director for the Ministry of Women, Selai Korovusere says Women’s economic empowerment is a smart investment for eradicating poverty from the society.
Korovusere challenged the mothers to understand the economic environment around them and use the opportunity to start businesses of their own.
Janifa Bibi, a mother of two daughters from Lami plans to start a tailoring business to help support her daughters and improve their livelihoods.
More than 50 single mothers have graduated from the International Needs Fiji Solo Mums Project over that last five years.
The project is supported by the New Zealand government.