CANROP is made up of amazing women living, working, producing and doing a range of different things. We would like you to get to know the members of CANROP chapters. We are starting the series by meeting Emily M. Rahming – a member of the Bahamas Network of Rural Women Producers.
- What is your name, location and CANROP chapter?
Name: Emily M. Rahming, Bahamas Network of Rural Women Producers, Bahamas
- Are you a producer, if so what products do you produce?
Yes, Produce craft items and Coconut products
- Describe your local environment?
My local environment is undeveloped and many persons in the community are not computer literate. As young people complete high school they move away because of lack if job opportunities. There exist a wide variety of natural resources which can be used in job creation but are not fully explored.
- What are the biggest challenges you face in your daily work?
The lack of skilled labour or trained helpers. The need also exist for the proper marketing of goods and services.
- How has being a member of BANROP/CANROP helped you in your work?
Being a member of CANROP has highlighted the importance of networking.
- What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy the interaction with others with similar goals and objectives.
- What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I read and or write.
- What would you do to improve the lives of rural women in your country?
To improve the lives of rural women in my country I would encourage them to improve on their talents through training and practice. They would be encouraged to become active members of networking groups. I would initiate training programs and encourage the women participation. I would also ensure that product development. Packaging and marketing are included in the training package and as far as possible assist in providing opportunities for them to use their skills through gainful employment.