Women soybean producers in Sissala East Municipal have been supported with tricycles to help address transportation challenges they face as sales agents in the soya value chain. 48 tricycles were given to the women farmers from across all communities in the municipality aside the 52 motor kings they earlier provided to women on 30% payment whiles the organization takes care of 70% cost of the vehicles. The beneficiaries only pay 2000 Cedis of the cost and pays nothing again.
The women have worked several years with TUDRIDEP, an NGO that supports them produce soybeans and other serials. The representative of MEDA Madam Severa Soyiri in an interview explained that the aim for which MEDA is supporting the women is to improve food security in the Upper West Region especially in the Rural poor areas where MEDA operates. She urged the women not to sell the motor kings but use them to improve their livelihoods and facilitate the farming activities.
Mr. Victor Sabog-Moore who represented the MCE told the women to work hard to attain financial freedom with long term goals to be able to take care of themselves and the education of their children. He however urged them to caution their children especially girls not to marry when they face financial challenges in school, else things will worsen if they get pregnant. Any group of people who do not know the importance of self discipline will never progress he expressed.
The beneficiary women expressed happiness and were grateful to Meda for the support. Some have expressed that the tricycles came as relief to reduce the burden they go through to transport their farm produce from farms and to the markets.


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