Ariza partners with the Ministry of Agriculture to teach young farmers money management

Rooted in the spirit of co-operation, Ariza Credit Union continues to share knowledge and provide training to help individuals of all financial strata to achieve financial freedom. In this pursuit, Ariza has made it one of it’s mandates to partner with organizations that give persons the tools and training to succeed.

As a result, we are proud to announce our latest partnership with the Southern and Western Agricultural District to execute the ‘Youth in Agriculture Symposium’. The youth symposiums were broken up into three seminars to provide the opportunity for farmers at the various districts throughout Grenada to be able to participate.

The first seminar was held on April 4th, 2019 at The Pavillion in St. Patrick to capture the young farmers in the northern district. The second seminar in the series was held at the Ariza Training Room, Bruce Street, St. George. It included welcome remarks by CEO of Ariza Credit Union, Mrs. Lucia Livingston-Andall who implored the need for thrift saving, greater farming collaboration by Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands – Mr. Elvis Morain, motivational speech by the Northern Agricultural District Supervisor – Mr. Maximus Lazarus, money management by Ariza’s Marketing and Communications Manager – Ms. Kimalene Regis and insurance planning by GTM Insurance Advisor – Mr. Alan Alexis.

The presentations were thought provoking with motivational speeches and practical money management skills. The presenters taught young farmers how to make prudent life and business decisions that would benefit their future. Attendees were encouraged to be more disciplined with their finances and trade by visualizing and committing to their dreams.

Ms. Regis urged the young farmers to save a portion of their income which would aid with flexibility in life events and unplanned expenses. Additionally, they were asked to create a budget to help manage and track their expenses. This would help eliminate spending on non-essential items without forgoing their quality of life. They were also introduced to the concept of good debt. Good debt, an investment that will grow in value or generate long term income would help them progress and build their wealth.

The final seminar in the series will be on June 6th, 2019 at Sam’s Inn, in the parish of St. Andrew and is open to all interested farmers. Mr. Maximus Lazarus can be contacted on 473-403-2582 for registration.

For more photos from the Youth in Agriculture Symposium visit our Facebook Page.

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