LAHORE (PPI) - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Entrepreneurs Project congratulated women micro-entrepreneurs who successfully completed financial literacy training focused towards enhancing the economic role of women and improving their decision-making power. USAIDs Entrepreneurs Project, implemented by Mennonite Economic Development Associates along with a local partner Kashf Foundation, launched the training in June 2010. The intervention originally aimed to reach 64,000 women micro-entrepreneurs but due to the increasingdemand of working women in the rural areas, Kashf surpassed that goal and trained 70,000 women in just one year. At the closing ceremony, Mr. Syed Samar Hasnain, Director Agriculture Credit and Microfinance at State Bank, said, The basic financial literacy training, which focused on re-iterating the fundamentals of good borrowing practices such as business planning, productive use of the loan, timely repayment, avoidance of over-indebtedness, increase in savings, and knowing their consumer rights helped the women micro entrepreneurs to enhance their productivity and increase their income.