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Sand Mining Scales Up Women’s Income In Haindii
By Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent
HAINDII, May 18 (LINA) - Sand mining is gradually helping women of Haindii in Fuamah District, Bong County to rebuilt their lives, according to Madam Cecelia Cooper, Chairlady of the Fuamah District Women Group.
Women of Haindii in February last year discovered commercial quantity of in the St. Paul River and started mining it.
She told the Liberia News Agency recently that since the start of mining, they have begun rebuilding their lives, by building their own houses, sending their children to school, as well as establishing businesses.
Chairlady Cooper said in addition, they have set up a revolving fund of L$100,000 given them by Representative Corpu G. Barclay in an attempt to help empower women in the district.
She said in support of development in the district, the women pay a minimum of L$700 as local tax on each truck load of sand sold.
Meanwhile, she has lauded cooperation among women in the district, emphasizing the need for continuation of this bond of unity.
Fuamah is the birth place of Representative Barclay, who is serving her second term at the 53rd National Legislature after defeating 12 others who contested the representative seat for electoral District #7 in the 2011 elections.