The recently launched Western souvenir shop in Kiunga is set to become a window of opportunity for women in the North Fly District and Western Province.
Nupmo Women’s Investment Limited (NWIL), the business arm established by Nupmo Women and Children’s Association is keen to advance economic opportunities for women, youths and children in partnership with OTDF.
Located inside Cassowary Hotel, the souvenir shop will sell traditional hand-crafted artefacts made by locals such as the popular Suki baskets, Awin and Yongom tulip bilums among other items.
The local women took the initiative to create this revenue-generating opportunity after gaining basic skills through the financial literacy training organized by the OTDF Business Development Team in mid-2019.
OTDF’s Executive Manager for Program Services Mr Eric Kuman said, “Such initiatives through OTDF has paved way for local women to invest and be self-reliant and allows them to contribute meaningfully to the rural communities in Western Province.