RECOGNISING their potential and looking for opportunities prompted the wives of corrections officers in Ba to organise and host a handicraft and talent show on Friday.
Ba Corrections Officers Wives president Ledua Biu said the purpose of the event was to highlight the skills and talents of its members as a useful supplement to their family income.
"It was also a way to market ourselves and inform the people of Ba of the services we can offer be it in sewing, cooking and craftwork," she said.
"In this way, through our individual talents, we could raise money to assist in improving our livelihoods. It is a form of empowerment for our members."
Mrs Biu said her organisation was encouraged by the large turnout which included government department workers and their families.
"This is the first time we've done something like this and we look forward to staging an even bigger event next year.
"We are also extending an invitation to all women who have talents to come forward and share their experiences and gifts with us to help us achieve our individual and collective goals.
"Our overall goal or purpose is to become self-reliant as an organisation and individually to empower our members," she said.