THE Auki Market Vendors Association has benefitted greatly from a successful training completed on Wednesday last week.
Twenty five people attended the training which aimed to give fair knowledge about selling of products, budgeting and saving concepts.
The training was conducted by BSB, Auki branch manager and UN Coordination Analyst Sarah Nihopara.
The market business education is delivered as part of the ‘Markets For Change’ project, a six year initiative that aims to ensure marketplaces in rural and urban areas of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, but promotes gender equality and women empowerment.
A UN women Project, markets for change is implemented in partnership with UNDP and supported by the Australian Government.
Topics presented on Wednesday by UN Coordination Analyst Sarah Nihopara were on vendors’ customer relations and product presentation while topics presented by BSB Manager in Auki were on budgeting and saving.
Auki market vendors who partake in the training said the training was very helpful.
“We commonly understand these concepts, but understanding it formally through such training was an eye-opener for us,” they said.
They said although the concepts were known, learning it the way it was presented was new and helpful.
By WILLIAM EKOTANI