This is another area in which we are doing significant work – particularly in providing skills training and business support to single mothers and poorer women in cities. In addition to providing skills training tools for women, we ship retail overstocks from UK retailers. The donations provide us with further quality resources to help women who are undergoing business training set up small businesses of their own. We work with individuals and women’s community groups.
The key aim is to provide basic business entrepreneurial skills training as part of the project fabric for the participants. Specifically, we enable them to develop business, money management and planning skills, and help them with networking, start-ups, and access to further business support services for the purpose of income generation, job creation and community integration for sustainable growth. Furthermore, the programme is for individual and organisational enablement; to promote forward movement, especially in gaining knowledge and awareness of self-employment as a viable career choice.