Netherlands-funded project delivers specialized training to empower women entrepreneurs

 Netherlands-funded project delivers specialized training to empower women entrepreneurs
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In a significant stride towards fostering women's entrepreneurship, more than 100 women have recently undergone specialized training, equipping them with essential business skills for sustainable growth.

This transformative initiative is a core component of the Women Agri-Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Development Project, generously funded by the kingdom of the Netherlands.

As the business landscape undergoes dynamic changes, there is a growing chorus for increased support to empower marginalized women to actively participate in the entrepreneurial arena.

John Walugembe, the Executive Director of the Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, has underscored the pivotal role of women in business, emphasizing the importance of embracing proper bookkeeping and audits to ensure a firm grasp of the financial health of their enterprises.

"Women-led businesses play a vital role in our economy, and it is imperative that they are equipped with the necessary tools for success. The launch of the Women led Agri Small and Medium Enterprise Development Support Project is a testament to our commitment to fostering increased participation of women in business through enhanced skilling," stated Walugembe.

The program, a collaborative effort with the support of the Netherlands, aims to break down barriers hindering women's full engagement in the business sphere.

Karen Boven, Ambassador for the Netherlands to Uganda, highlighted the significance of such initiatives in driving sustainable development and fostering a more inclusive economic landscape.

"By supporting initiatives that empower women entrepreneurs, we contribute not only to their success but also to the overall economic growth of the nation. The partnership between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Uganda exemplifies a commitment to creating opportunities and leveling the playing field for all," remarked Boven.

This innovative project stands as a beacon for women's economic empowerment, signaling a positive shift towards a more inclusive and diverse business environment.

As these women entrepreneurs embark on their journey, armed with newfound skills and knowledge, the ripple effects are poised to make a lasting impact on Uganda's economic landscape.

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