The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided materials to Viceare, a group of people with disabilities who make a living by producing handmade sandals, bags and shoes at the Kaloum division in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, and opened a new shop for the group to sell their products. .
In his remarks at the opening ceremony, Bernard Tamba Teinguiano, group leader, said, “When we first started this business, no one believed that we would get this far. Now, as 25 families with disabilities, we make a living by producing handmade sandals, bags and shoes. TİKA not only renovated our shop, but also provided machines and materials to improve the quality of our products.”
Fatoumata Binta Barry, a disabled person who runs a shop, said that TİKA’s renovated interior design gives the shop a new look, that sometimes people visit the shop just to see what they are selling, that their sales are increasing, and that they will ask TİKA for support. to open a similar shop in a different place in the future.
Gökhan Keser, TİKA Coordinator in Guinea, noted that the shop is located on the main road, opposite Ignace Deen Hospital and next door to the international 5-star Noom Hotel, 5 minutes from the Presidential Palace and the Ministry. He said the location of the store will provide advantages in terms of visibility and sales.
Keser added, “Regardless of the production activity, if sales are not managed properly, the products sold will lose or remain unsold. The shop, which is located in a central location, has been given a new look in all aspects, to help Viceare, a group of people with disabilities, to be successful. The support given to people who are struggling to stand on their own feet in the spirit of the times even though they are disabled will motivate other disabled people who have lost hope.”
Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).
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