Initiative changing one village at a time

April 26, 2017- Mary Kevu recalls the days before the ‘Simbo for Change- Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative as  a constant struggle for Simbo women to earn money and support their families. Women sold copra, megapode eggs and fresh produce at the Gizo Market a two and half hour boat trip from home, often leaving their ...
Date: April 26, 2017
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Women taking charge on Simbo- Robert Kipling

April 24 2017- Robert Kipling is the husband of the Madegugusu Women’s Association (MWA) President- Inda Kipling. He has been involved in the Simbo for Change Initiative since it was established and more so when Inda took office in 2016. “Ever since my wife got involved and took up leadership a year ago, I have ...
Date: April 25, 2017
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Women grow village savings into national superannuation contributions

April 21 2017- Compared to most islands in the Solomon Islands that have vast natural resources, Simbo does not have much and that is one of the main reasons the members of the Madegugusu Women’s Association (MWA) have been working hard over the past five years according to MWA President- Inda Kipling. The MWA is ...
Date: April 24, 2017
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Simbo for change project creating clean villages

April 20, 2017- Simbo for Change’ is a partnership between members of the Madegugusu Women’s Association (MWA), a development entrepreneur on Simbo Island- Esther Suti and the Samoa Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI). It aims to advance women’s economic empowerment and, in the process, address issues of gender roles and family safety on Simbo. ...
Date: April 24, 2017
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Savings clubs a lifeline for women of Simbo

April 19 2014- During the Most Significant Change workshop by PLP researcher Leslie Hoatson, the women of Riguru village on Simbo identified their savings club or the ability to save as their “most significant change”. We spoke to Esther Lodu Sione the Chairperson of the Riguru Women’s Association (RWA) and Vice President of the Madegugusu ...
Date: April 19, 2017
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