In addition to a $1500 SMDP Ghana tuition scholarship awarded to her by WAM NY, Ziblim has received ongoing support from CAMFED Ghana. The Executive Director of their Ghana partner, Yaw Gyamfi, was so impressed with Fatima that he even bought her a new laptop. This is what Yaw had to say about why he decided to support Fatima:
“My motivation is that I admire the bold initiative she has taken in serving women even at her tender age and with her limited resources. This couples with the fact that her coverage area is also deprived and her target clients are all women. I was also touched by her eagerness and commitment to learn about microfinance. I am also interested in the type of data that she would be capturing as part of her work. The reason for my generosity is not out of place, as every year I donate my one-month salary to the needy and I have not gotten the chance to do that in the north, so for me it is timely. I told her to stay focused and make sure she can account for any inflow into her business by keeping records of all transactions. I also want to contribute to her model so that her business succeeds. The laptop would be a tool to accelerate and support that process.”
WAM NY is very proud of Ziblim, and we wish her the best of luck with Suglo Rural Microfinance. We are sure that such a driven young woman will continue to impact her community and change women's lives.