Yesterday, they proudly showed their up to date record books to Nicholas Rosellini, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, and shared their experiences of how the capacity building project has had an impact on their lives and the lives of their families and dependents.
The financial record keeping tool is part of a larger capacity building effort known as the "Strengthening Women's Economic Security and Rights: Capacity Building Project for Women Market Vendors" which has benefited 300 women who come from the rural areas in and around Rakiraki as well as the town itself and is facilitated by UNDP
in partnership with the Rakiraki Town Council
and the local Market Vendors Association
During his visit to Rakiraki, Mr. Rosellini was briefed on the project by Seini Raiko, the Special Interim Administrator of the Rakiraki Town Council.
also met market vendors who have benefitted from the project as well as representatives of the Market Vendors Association
values the partnership with the Rakiraki Town Council
and the Market Vendors Association
, the Ministry of Local Government and other departments as well as UN Women.
Under the strong leadership of the Rakiraki Town Council
, this project has reached many milestones," said Mr Rosellini
was also able to see first-hand the functioning of the UNDP
supported Market Learning Centre
visited yesterday, representatives of the National Fire Authority were disseminating fire safety messages to the vendors.