Family Money Management Program Supports Local Entrepreneurship

Family Money Management Program (FMMP) participant Christopher Masep Glaglas has received his certificate of completion from ABV Trainer Hitolo Galamo. Christopher travelled by dinghy daily from Mali Island to attend the three days of training. The FMMP ABV program is designed for families to strengthen their knowledge in managing household income, financial planning, future-saving and budgeting. This program currently is conducted in Lihir, New Ireland Province.

This program is vital for Christopher as he operates a ferrying service from Mali to the mainland, transporting students to school in the morning and afternoon. Christopher's ferrying service works with minimal operating margin, which almost affected his first training day, because he did not have any extra funds to buy fuel to operate for the next few days.

Fortunately, through the training we were able to provide from day one, Christopher was able to resolve this situation quickly to continue the training course. Christopher is now on track to manage his budget for fuel and other costs ahead of time to avoid loss of income.

ABV Trainer Hitolo Galamo received positive feedback from all attendees about the program.

"I was told by the participants they were glad to have completed the three-day training program because it helped them to understand how to better manage their future family finances."

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