Source: NDB Facebook page
(left Doris Iamo and Janet Kaule)
It’s that time of the year again when gifts, festive wishes, cards and all things good are adorned upon those that mean something or are truly deserving. And one such woman is Doris Iamo from Ommo Village in New Ireland Province who received an early Christmas present from the National Development Bank.
The Cheque presentation for Mrs Iamo called for a double celebration as it was done during Mrs Iamo’s graduation following a weeklong training on “Start Your Business For Micro Enterprises” facilitated by the Small Business Development Cooperation (SBDC) in partnership with the Niu Ireland Women In Business Association and NDB’s Women In Business Desk.
Before attending the training programme, Mrs Iamo paid a visit to NDB’s Kavieng Branch to obtain a loan to get into the Taxi Service business something Mrs Iamo dreamt of doing following her retirement from government service.
Least expected but very much to her delight, this dream will now become a reality with the gracious loan assistance from the National Development Bank. “NDB has made me very proud by presenting my cheque in front of all my colleagues. Thankyou NDB from the bottom of my heart for making my dream come true.” Mrs Iamo said.
Mrs Iamo said she was fortunate to have attended the training which covered topics such as Challenges of Starting your Business, Choosing your Business Idea, Managing The Business, Making a Cash Flow Plan, Savings and Applying for a Loan which are the basic requirements to starting a business. “I have a certificate that is certified by the International Labour Office in Geneva and I am very confident in managing my own business now.” Mrs Iamo reaffirmed.
With NDB’s loan assistance of a little over K23,000 Mrs Iamo has purchased a Toyota which will serve as a Taxi providing a 24 hour door to door service within Kavieng Town. Since 2010 NDB has funded in the transport industry, individual women owned and managed SMEs in PNG cars, 4 Wheel Drives, 15 and 25 seater buses, Land Cruisers, Dump Trucks, Hino Trucks, Twin Steers Trucks, Prime Movers, Crane, Excavators, Boats and Motors.
Acting Managing Director Moses Liu said NDB was pleased to assist the people live their dreams but most importantly help them become financially independent and enable them to become meaningful contributors to the growth and development of the SME Sector and that of their community, province and country as a whole.
On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the National Development Bank Mr Liu congratulated Mrs Iamo and wished her and all other NDB clients around the country an absolutely fantastic festive celebrations, take care and best wishes for the New Year.
Caption: Mrs Doris Iamo receiving her cheque from NDB Women In Business Manager Relations Manager Janet Kaule during the graduation of the just concluded “Start Your Business For Micro Enterprises” Training.