OCTOBER 30, 2014 By Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh
A leading micro-finance organization in the country – ‘A Call to Business’ – has commissioned a fishing boat valued one hundred and thirteen million Leones (Le113,000,000) at Tombo, a sprawling fishing community in the Western Rural District.
Speaking at the commissioning event, Managing Director of ‘A Call to Business’, Pastor David Kamara, said funding a boat project in Tombo was significant because it creates jobs and income for locals. He said their mandate is to provide services which accord direct benefit to community people.
He said the group supports organizations and individuals in making sure that their dreams become reality. He reminded residents that the boat was an investment opportunity for the community people.
Chief Executive Officer of ‘A Call to Business’, Joe Abass Bangura, underscored the importance of the boat to the people of Tombo, noting that theirs was a faith-based group of social enterprises comprising micro-finance, print and publishing, management consultancy and multimedia.
He said the institution is also a charitable foundation that provides scholarships to over three hundred (300) students in the country.
Earlier, in her welcome address, owner of the boat, Madam Yama Samura, thanked the organization for their assistance in making her dream become reality.
She promised to repay the money borrowed from ‘A Call to Business’ and to sustain her fishing trade.