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Turkish state aid agency delivers work equipment for disadvantaged women in South Sudan

The Turkish aid agency on Wednesday distributed work equipment for disadvantaged women in South Sudan to help them earn a better living.

A project aiming to train 100 women and help them enter a profession is being implemented in cooperation with Women for Change.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) donated sewing machines and chemicals for making soap to the Women for Change organization to help them train underprivileged women in the capital Juba.

Erdem Mutaf, Turkiye’s ambassador to South Sudan, said that women’s empowerment and child care are among their priorities in South Sudan.

Mutaf said that their aid assistance is helping vulnerable people across the country.

“I am happy to be part of this project that will support 100 vulnerable women … this kind of project will support thousands of people in South Sudan,” he said.

He said that the Turkish government together with aid agencies will continue supporting the people of South Sudan.

Anna Tazita Samuel, executive director of Women for Change, appreciated the Turkish government for supporting vulnerable women in South Sudan.

She said that this is the second phase of the project that has been supported by TIKA, adding that last year, TIKA supported the training of 78 women and they are now progressing well.

Cafer T. Besli, TIKA’s program coordinator in South Sudan, said that disadvantaged women have a special place in their hearts.

He said that TIKA’s projects focus on the vulnerable people in South Sudan, particularly children and women

“In the second phase of this project start-up, kits will be provided to the women who successfully completed their training, allowing them to open their own businesses,” he said.

He said that TIKA will continue to support South Sudanese women and the country in different sectors, including agriculture and Livestock.

Since 2017, thousands of women have benefitted from TIKA projects.

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