This session of #CatchMeInside is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Guyana.
YLAI Professional Fellows Program alumna Abbigale Loncke discusses your role in the fight against COVID-19 and how you can help your communities and our country survive and recover from these challenging times.
We all have a role to play in combatting COVID-19. Abbigale discusses the social responsibilities of individuals in helping Guyana recovering from the pandemic.
Abbigale Loncke has spent most of her adult life helping those in need. Community Health Care is an agency that delivers home care needs for the elderly, sick, disabled and children in the comfort of their homes while training women who are in need of employment and second chances to take up roles as caregivers. They hold a two-fold mandate, which is primarily to provide training and employment for women and young ladies and also to provide care and support for Guyana’s most vulnerable persons. Abbigale has been counseling young people in institutional care since 2006. While pursuing her studies in Psychology, she also worked in home care, taking care of elderly and vulnerable individuals, which contributed to her love for caring for individuals. In 2016 Abbigale successfully participated in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative and was highlighted by President Obama in Lima Peru for the work her company has accomplished. Having gaining the tools and knowedge from her program in the USA, Abbigale created WeLead Caribbean, a NGO that supports women in business development and philanthropy and to date has yearly conferences, mentoring workshops and forums to promote women’s development.
In January 2019, Abbigale launched the APL (Abbi’s Power Lunch) Television Series, which is a half hour television show talking to women in business — large and small — throughout the Caribbean.
Abbigale is an executive member of the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce & Industry.