Rotary Club International, Awka metropolis in collaboration with the Women Wing of Aboatulu Kindred meeting, Abomimi village, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State have empowered not less than 13 women with loans to support their enterprise.
The benefiting widows who farmers, artisans and entrepreneurs, drawn from Aboatulu kindred received cash as economic empowerment during their annual women meeting.
Presenting the cash gifts, the President, Rotary Awka metropolis District 9412, Mrs Ngozi Mbachi, disclosed that both her Rotary and the women group presented different economic empowerment to encourage the women to thrive in their business.
“This will also discourage them from engaging on social ills. One of the core areas of rotary club international is economic development. We want them to remain the salt of the world. We want them to make difference wherever they found themselves. Women are agents of change and should always be ready to bless people around them,” said Mbachi, who is also Chairperson of Aboatulu Kindred Meeting (Women Wing).
“Watch and pray as 2019 begins. We should be weary of what we do today because in due time we shall reap what we sow. We are special people. We should hold unto God by standing by what we do. God will see us through in all we do. We are to bring peace, love and unity where we are marries to not problem,” she added.
Contributing, one of the women leaders, Lady Seraphine Okafor, charged women to live a steadfast life, even as she commended the Rotary Club and Aboatulu women meeting for the empowerment, especially Mbachi, whose leadership she said attracted both goodies for them.
Some of the awardees, Ngozi Anagor and Mrs Azuka Okafor, thanked God and organisers stressing that they would not relent in their quest to better the society through skills and humanitarian services.
The Aboatulu Kindred Women Meeting also used the opportunity to crown some indigent women, Mrs Elizabeth Okafor, who is 90 year-old as Life Time service award and grand matron, and her colleague, Elizabeth Okafor II, aged 68 as Exemplary life award; Ngozi White Agu as excellent leadership award; and Prophetess Salome Emoka, Humanitarian Service award.