Saving-credit seminar held [Archives:2004/701/Local News]

January 8 2004

Woman Economic Empowerment Association (WEEA) held a saving-credit seminar on Tuesday 6th January that took place in Hada'a Hotel.
Mr. Ali Saleh, Social Affairs and labor undersecretary, Mrs. Irma Van Dueren, First Secretary for Gender at Royal Netherlands Embassy, along with a number of micro-finance and saving and credit field attended the seminar.
Dr. Fatihia Bahran, the head of WEEA, delivered a welcoming speech in which she explained the WEEA' mission in developing women status economically especially the poor and ensure an income for them “Women are the weakest part in the society and studies and researches have proved that most of families depend on woman.”
Dr. Bahran, also thanked the ministry of Social affairs and Labor, as well as the Royal Netherlands embassy for their continuos support for WEEA since its foundation.
The seminar came to present the WEEA proposed micro-finance system and gave a chance to participants to comment on and enrich it.