301116 COPRA CONNECTION
Tambolema Copra Exporters today met with Credit Union Foundation Australia ( CUFA) team on Bougainville for a possible partnership arrangement that will engage youths of Bougainville to organize and supply copra to the company.
Tambolema's Manager did the presentation at the CUFA office in Arawa on how they are successfully working with cooperative societies throughout Bougainville.
If implemented, the project will enable the youths to utilize financial literacy trainings that Cufa carried out throughout the region in the past.
Tambolema forecasts that it will purchase Forty Million Kina worth of Bougainville Copra in 2017. And these funds will go directly to the farmers.
Since coming into Arawa in March this year, Tambolema has spent over Five million Kina that is money paid directly to the farmers in Central Bougainville whilst the South Bougainville farmers will connect in December this year.
The people of Torokina as of last week started selling their copra at Marau in Bana and Tambolema will be paying for their copra on Wednesday’s and Saturdays.
Pictured are Aloysius Laukai Manager of Tambolema, seated is Steward Pombre, Jessy Tumare and Team Leader Yaman Kutlu
Picture by Nellie Onabake