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PIPSO offers financial assistance for women with disabilities

Ropate Valemei
Saturday, February 02, 2013

THE Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) handed $1800 to the Pacific Disability Forum as seed capital for disabled women in the Pacific.

And the contribution was aimed at helping women with disabilities start up their own business. PIPSO chief executive officer Mereia Volavola said they would continue to advocate the need to support disabled people involved in business.

She urged companies from the Pacific to come forward to support the Pacific Disability Forum. The funding was made possible through the contributions made by participants at the PIPSO Regional Conference for Women in Business that year in Nadi. The participants from 14 forum island countries were government officials, women entrepreneurs and community leaders. During the conference, PIPSO highlighted challenges faced by disabled women engaged in business which caught the attention of the participants who eagerly contributed to this worthy cause. Senikai Spas managing director and South Pacific Academy of Beauty Therapy principal Debra Sadranu offered 10 free certificate courses in manicures and nail care for disabled women in Fiji.