Liberia: Actions for Community Matters’ New CEO Vows to Continue with the Dreams and Aspirations of the Organization’s Founder

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Paynesville – The New Chief Executive Officer of Actions for Community Matters (ACOMA), Madam Christiana Demen has pledged her commitment in driving the organization to success in line with the dreams and aspirations of its founder.

ACOMA is a local non-governmental organization founded by a prominent Liberian, Madam Emily Peal in 2014 to empower less fortunate women. The organization has been in the vanguard of providing micro finance loan to scores of women in six counties.

However, in 2014, Madam Peal got ill and was flown to the United States for advanced medical treatment. She is back to Liberia but in consultation with the organization’s board, has decided to turn the gavel of authority to her principal deputy and mentee, Madam Demen.

Speaking to reporters in her capacity as the new CEO of ACOMA, Madam Demen thanked Madam Peal and the ACOMA’s Board of Directors for the confidence reposed in her and vowed to keep the organization’s dream alive.

Said Madam Demen: “I wholeheartedly accept the position of CEO of the Actions for Community Matters and appreciate the Almighty God first, then my boss, Mrs. Emily Jugbeh Peal who supported me in every step. And who has made me who I am today when it comes to hard work and honesty.”

“I want to assure you all that along with your help and cooperation from such a caring and hardworking team, I will work tirelessly to uplift the organization’s goal and progress. With your support, I assure you that ACOMA will be at the top of the list of successful organizations with high impact in Liberia. I thank everyone for having the confidence in me to assign me to such a dignified position.”

Speaking further, she noted that the organization’s goal for 2022 is to seek funding for the continuation of its flagship program, the micro finance loan to women in the six counties including Bong, Grand Bassa, Lofa, Margibi, Nimba and Rivercess. In addition, she disclosed that the organization is planning to launch its agriculture program to support women in farming.

She thanked the organization’s United States based funders and called on other humanitarian organizations that are involved with supporting marginalized and less fortunate groups such as women and children to render support.

She then paid homage to the beneficiaries of the loans for their sincerity over the years in paying back the money on time.

“I want to appreciate the women of ACOMA. They are the brains and backbone behind this organization. They are sincere in whatever they do. We appreciate them for their sincerity in repaying their loans. And we appreciate them so much because if they don’t pay their loan, we wouldn’t have come this far.”

She continued: “Our vision for 2022, is first our microfinance project, and the agriculture project and the financial aid, where we help students of these women to go to school. Even if they are not able to pay the whole tuition, we try our best to pay portion of it.”

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