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Giveaways For Livelihood Projects

Eight of the Central Division social welfare recipients were happy to receive the giveaways at MHCC on Tuesday. This was made possible for the welfare recipients through a partnership agreement
30 Apr 2015 12:38
Giveaways For Livelihood Projects

Eight of the Central Division social welfare recipients were happy to receive the giveaways at MHCC on Tuesday.

This was made possible for the welfare recipients through a partnership agreement between the Morris Hedstrom (MH) and Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar presented the equipment to help them generate income for improved livelihood.

Eight of the social welfare recipients took part in the MH’s monthly promotional draw competitions. The giveaways included four Kawasaki brush cutters, each worth $799, two Brother sewing machines worth $369 each and one Watts Solar Panel worth $349.

She said this initiative is created to economically empower the social welfare recipients.

“This could be a good income-generating tool bringing in daily income it’s all about the recipients putting it to good use,” she said.

“I have asked them not to use because we have encountered this in the past. We thought of giving these income-generating items instead of providing television and other things.

She said these items could be a source of income if they use it well.

“I encourage you to make good use of these tools. For those who are presented with sewing machines, should you need training the Ministry will arrange that for you,” Minister Akbar said.

Kailash Pati, 86, said the she faced hardships in her life.

“I had an old machine and it is not working and is not repairable. I was thinking how I will buy a new one. I was so happy when I was told that I was one of the winners. I will use the machine for stitching and earn some money out of it,” she said.

 

 




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