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Business News of Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Source: GNA

Micro finance scheme launched in Kumasi

Kumasi, Aug 29, GNA - The Street Children Development Foundation (SCDF), a Kumasi-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has embarked on a micro finance scheme for porters and street children in Kumasi. The scheme aims at helping them save little incomes from their work.

Mr George Baffour Owusu-Afriyie, Executive Director of the SCDF, said this when he launched the scheme in Kumasi on Friday. He said the organisation had so far registered 670 porters and street children and they would contribute between 5,000 to 10,000 cedis daily.

Mr Owusu-Afriyie said the organisation hoped to re-unite them with their families back in their hometowns and support them to educate their children.

He said the organisation would organise workshops on personal hygiene and HIV/AIDS.

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