As if participating in President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative was not enough, young Guyanese business woman, Abbigail Loncke, has been left on cloud nine after the US President himself recognised her and her business efforts during his final international speech and town hall meeting in Peru.
The 31-year-old Loncke said she was sitting minding her own business and listening to the US President on stage when he called out her name and offered recognition for her business efforts in Guyana. President Obama told the large audience of youth leaders in Peru that “We need leaders like Abbigail Loncke of Guyana”. “Abigail are you there?”, he asked, as he looked around and Abbigail stood to her feet.
Mr. Obama continued, “So after struggling to find her own grandfather a home care, Abigail realized there is a problem for so many other families, so she started Community Healthcare, a home care agency, and she started out as a service to help families take care of their loved ones but now has a social movement that also provides training and job opportunities for young women in healthcare so thank you Abigail for the work that you are doing”.