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JAMIL AND NYANGA JAWARD FOUNDATION LAUNCHES VSLA PROGRAM IN WELLINGTON OLD WHARF COMMUNITY


The Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation (JNJF) today, launched its Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) program in the Wellington Old Wharf Community, marking a significant step towards empowering widows and less privileged women in the area. During the event, the Foundation presented all the necessary materials for the program, including the essential VSLA box.

Solomon Temgbeh, the Foundation’s Community Development Officer, emphasized the importance of this initiative, stating, "The VSLA program is designed to foster economic self-reliance among the widows, providing them with a structured way to save and access small loans. This is a vital part of our mission to uplift the most vulnerable members of our community."


The widows of Wellington Old Wharf expressed immense gratitude for this empowering gesture. "We are very appreciative of the support from the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation," said Catharine Managrhambi, the chair lady of the widows' group. "This program brings hope and financial opportunities to many women who need it the most."

The launch marks the beginning of the VSLA program's first week, aimed at enhancing financial stability and promoting entrepreneurial activities among participants. This initiative is part of JNJF's broader mission to support impoverished women and children, with a special focus on widows.


The Foundation has been active in Freetown, working to uplift some of the city's most vulnerable communities through various initiatives, including educational support, economic development, and health services. The introduction of the VSLA program in Wellington Old Wharf underscores JNJF's commitment to providing sustainable solutions to poverty and economic challenges faced by widows.

As the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation continues its mission, it remains dedicated to creating lasting change and providing the tools necessary for these communities to achieve a brighter future.


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