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Rural Women Learn Small Business Management Techniques

June 12, 2014

Rural women from various zones of the country are learning small business management techniques to boost sales and family budgets.

This follows a partnership involving the oil firm Esso and the International Women Campaign, and aims to teach rural women to increase their family incomes and boost the economic activities in their communities.

To this end, 23 activists from 14 organisations that are implementing in the country programme favouring the rural women and entrepreneurs, are attending a trainers training on small businesses and budget.

This is a project financed by the oil firm ExxonMobil that brought in the US independent consultant, Jimmy Scheidewing, who told Angop the training is being attended by members of organisations that came from various provinces of the country.

According to the consultant, the organisations invited to run the training programmes have been working with the rural women for years.

He said it has been noted that many women do small businesses for their subsistence, while others work in the fields and have difficulties to run their budgets, make savings, design business planning and get credits.

The training programme is being run on the premises of the Non-Governmental Organisation, People to People Aid (ADPP) and has a four days duration.

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Source: AllAfrica

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