THE Solomon Islands Women in Business (SIWIBA) has stepped in and assisted Isabel female provincial member Rhoda Sikalabu in her initiative to improve clinic health services within her ward.
Handing over cash worth more than a thousand dollars, SIWIBA Vice President Dalcy Tekulu said SIWIBA supports the initiative carried by Honorable Sikilabu to improve health.
She said the push to improve clinics at rural areas is equally important to benefit women and children, including the community at large are supported by SIWIBA.
“There are many aspects of addressing issues of rural women and health is one aspect SIWIBA is happy to be partners in assisting the woman leader in her initiative.”
This is an opportunity SIWIBA sees fit to assist the rural women, more so to Ms Sikalabu who is also a member to SIWIBA, said Ms Tekulu.
Ms Sikilabu in appreciating the financial assistance said the money received will add to a fundraising drive geared towards improving clinics within her ward.
She said she has been in town raising fund through a number of initiatives such as raffle draws including dine and dance for this purpose.
“A total of $10,000 has been raised which I hope will help in this course,” said Ms Sikilabu.
“Eight bigger communities and other smaller ones are to benefit from this to which some are yet to complete.
“Staff housing is one which this will enable completion of this housing.
“Some clinics have been completed but without staff housing clinics cannot operate effectively as expected,” she said.
Ms Sikilabu said she would like to thank SIWIBA for backing her in raising these funds through the many driving initiatives and for actually supporting through the finance.
She said she is hopeful the completion of the staff housing including some incomplete clinic services within her ward will be completed by end this year with an official handing over sometimes early next year.