FFW Founder Satisfied with Impact of Micro-Credit

Wednesday, 6th August 2008
Monrovia, Liberia - The Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Women, Miss Deborah Lindholm has expressed satisfaction over the impact the Foundation for Women/Liberia sponsored micro-credit program is having on the lives of the impoverished women and disabled men in the country.

Miss Lindholm who was in the country to assess the Foundation for Women-Liberia micro-credit program she established 18 months ago, praised the Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Emily Peal and the Board of FFW-Liberia, for the impressive work they have done in a short time.

She disclosed that the FFW-Liberia program has already established branches in Montserrado, Bong, Nimba, Grand Bassa and Bomi, with 250 women and ten disabled members currently benefiting from the program.

Miss Lindholm expressed optimism that the program will cover the 15 counties of Liberia in the next two to three years.

The FFW founder who visited the programís branches in Montserrado, Bong and Nimba Counties during her weeklong visit to Liberia last week, said the stories of how the micro-credit program has changed  the lives of women were incredible and encouraging, with repayment rate at 100 percent.

Miss Lindholm informed journalists before departing the country early this week that she brought office supplies, including laptops for the FFW Program, instructional materials and mattresses for the Rally Time Market Nursery school set up specifically for the children of marketers.

Miss Lindholm who has been to Liberia three times  in 18 months, said she is impressed with how much the country has changed since the coming to power of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led government, citing the rehabilitation of roads and restoration of electricity and pipe borne water to some parts of Monrovia.