The Pacific Disability Forum is pleased to receive $1,800 from the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisations (PIPSO) as seed capital for women with disabilities in the Pacific wishing to start up their own businesses.
This funding was made possible through the contributions made by participants at the PIPSO Regional Conference for Women in Business that was held in November 2012 in Nadi.
The participants from the 14 forum island countries were made up of government officials, women entrepreneurs and community leaders.
At the conference, PIPSO highlighted the challenges faced by women with disabilities who were engaged in business. This caught the attention of the participants who eagerly contributed to this worthy cause.
Furthermore, the Managing Director of Senikai Spas, and Principal of the South Pacific Academy of Beauty Therapy, Mrs Debra Sadranu has kindly offered 10 free Certificate Courses in Manicures and Nail Care for women with disabilities in Fiji.
The one-week course is valued at $370.00 each and will be conducted at one of the Senikai Spas in Nadi.
The seed capital and free training courses will support women with disabilities across the Pacific to be involved in economic activities by starting up businesses and creating a future for themselves.
PIPSO and Senikai Spas have pledged to support persons with disabilities involved in business.
At the same time, Pacific Disability Forum is hoping that more companies from the Pacific to come forward to support persons with disabilities involved in business in the Pacific.