Executive Director of California-Based Foundation Calls on Vice President

Friday, 29th December 2006
Monrovia, Liberia - Liberiaís Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says the Unity Party led Government is committed to ensuring that everything is done to move the country forward.
   
He blamed the prolonged conflict in the country on corruption, poverty and denial of just benefits to the people, and said the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led Government would ensure that all benefits due the people reach them.
   
Vice President Boakai made remarks Friday, when Deborah Lindholm, Founder and Executive Director of the California based Foundation for Women called on him to acquaint him her organizationís desire to assist Liberian women.
   
ďWe are ready to make this country what it should be,Ē Vice President Boakai emphasized.
    
He stressed the need for marketers to be exposed to reading and writing skills to enable them keep their own records.
   
Briefing the Vice President earlier, the Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Women, Madam Lindholm said her organization was committed to serving impoverished women and those with disease.
   
She said she plans to extend to small loans to women to build their business capacities.
The Foundation for Women, she explained, will establish a micro-credit office at the headquarters of the Liberia Marketing Association, open a mini-bank to enable marketers save their earnings, as well as renovate and furnish day care schools at various markets.
    
The Interim President of the management team of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), Madam who accompanied Madam Lindholm to the Vice Presidentís office, disclosed plans by the Foundation for Women to renovate the central office of the Liberia marketing Association

The Foundation for Women which is also committed to changing poverty statistics, currently operating micro-credit programs in San Diego, U.S.A, Tamil Nadu, India, Lusaka, Zambia, and Niger.

It is also dedicated to nurturing and educating women of all ages, nationalities and spiritual backgrounds by creating connections and offering compassionate service.