13 Jun 2012

Project helping Solomon single mothers to create livelihoods

9:37 am on 13 June 2012

The general secretary of the Solomon Islands YWCA says a programme in the capital Honiara helping single mothers to generate income is proving highly successful.

Sistas Savve, which means both "girls know" and "girls can" is a two-year project being run in partnership with the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association and Family Planning International, with aid funding from New Zealand.

Jenta Tau says the project began last year in the Kofiloko community as a pilot targetting single mothers dealing with the most hardship and is now working with a second group of 30 women in Mamana Water.

"The young women they become more confident and they're able to do things to generate income for their own families. Because the young single mothers they are the most neglected from the community."

Jenta Tau says in order to meet the demand for training with Sistas Savve the organisation will have to look for more funding.