Somaliland: Women Trade Fair Launched in Hargeisa



By: A.A. Jama

HARGEISA: (Somalilandsun) – A trade fair for women entrepreneurs was launched at Mansur hotel in Hargeisa Somaliland.

The exhibition was organized and funded by International Labor Organization (ILO) to enlighten & enhance small scale women entrepreneurship skills by boosting up their trade managerial together with administrative acumen.

Fifty women traders brought their trading merchandizes at the trade show which was launched some days earlier. Initially ILO organized to fund one hundred and fifty women traders in acquiring commercial skills to boost their trade skills & talents by creating avenues for job opportunities.DSC05201

According to Sofia Osman who is one of the women traders taking part in the exhibition had narrated to Somalilandsun how the acquired trading tips would be a boost to her commercial endeavors asserting that this will boost up women traders by encouraging them to be better trader. She also disclosed of plans where the first women traders who brought their items for sell at the trade show during the exhibition would automatically receive a bonus in the prices of their items. Sofia also revealed that the function was not the first that took place in Hargeisa as previous trade shows of the same nature were rolled before.