As a woman leading a microfinance institution in the Arab World, my training chances were very limited. Given this, when I heard about WAM NY, I liked the initiative very much, as I felt that I could finally belong to a caring body. Thank you to the wonderful WAM NY for this.
Ever since I heard about the SEEP conference, I wished to attend it. Although I had heard about SEEP and its professional knowledge in the SME area for quite some time, I also had to consider the cost of its registration fees, accommodations and flight fees. These costs had stopped me from attending the conference, so I was very happy to hear WAM NY announce that it would help me pay for the conference, as well as training after it.
On the last day of the conference, I met with most of the professional cadres in the SME world and attended trainings held after the conference. These trainings were very important for me as a practitioner of SME. The trainings were about the social responsibility of MFIs towards their clients. My organization CEOSS was intending to discuss its social responsibility, so the training came just in time to help us do this correctly. This training left a finger print on my professional life.
Thank you so much to WAM NY and its work. I sincerely wish for WAM NY to expand and cover all regions. I also joined a WAM NY meeting, which was a great chance for me to explain my SME work in Egypt and meet some great WAM NY representatives. Great thanks to WAM NY, who helped me to join the conference and the trainings. God Bless you all!””
Director of SME sector