Vice President Boakai Welcomes Pantropic To Liberia--Says Its Operations Will Touch The Lives of Rural Dwellers

Wednesday, 1st September 2010
Monrovia, Liberia - The Founder and Executive Director of the California, U.S.A based Foundation for Women (FFW), Madam Deborah Lindholm has pledged her foundationís willingness to collaborate with investors to help lift Liberia from the scourge of poverty.

She said in addition to empowering women by providing them with micro-loans, her organization was also engaged in educating children and providing skills training for her members, and assured that they would do whatever they can to help transform the lives of ordinary Liberians.

Madam Lindholm made the pledge on Tuesday, when she paid a courtesy call on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at his Capitol Building office. The Foundation for Women Founder was accompanied to the Vice Presidentís office by officials of the California based company Pantropic and two other investors from Canada and South Africa.

ďIt is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet and collaborate on how to do things better than they are being done now,Ē Madam Lindholm said.

She assured that members of the Foundation for Women in Lofa County would produce and sell palm oil and palm kernel oil to help boost the project being undertaken by Pantropic and the Cooperative Development Agency.

Madam Lindholm disclosed that the FFW which is already in nine counties, is about to move into the tenth county.

She intimated that a Canadian has pledged to raise up to one million dollars to boost the Foundation for Womenís micro-credit program in Liberia.

In remarks, Vice President Boakai outlined the immeasurable contributions the Foundation for Women was making to Liberiaís recovery program.

He observed that the Foundation for Womenís micro-loan program is transforming the lives of women across the country in no small measure, and said the Liberian Government would always be grateful to Madam Lindholm and her foundation.