Various women groups from Mvita constituency have benefited from business proposal writing training to enable them initiate and grow their businesses.
The training was organised by Machele foundation.
According to the Machele foundation Patron Mohammed Soud Machele, the training is meant to equip women with various business ideas and assisted in developing them into bigger enterprises.
While addressing the women in Mombasa, Mr. Machele said a mini research conducted by the foundation depicted some women find it difficult in accessing various government funds geared towards uplifting their lives a situation that has pushed the foundation to lend a hand.
Machele said apart from being assisted in registering their groups so that they can easily access funds the groups will be guided into initiating, run and expand their businesses.
“We have been guiding these hard working women so that we can alleviate them from economic hardships, they are the backbone of our society,” revealed the youthful politician.
According to Machele, the women groups will also benefit from business information and mentorship from other successful business proprietors, an exchange program that will sustain and grow their small business into bigger enterprises.
“Apart from the 100 women groups we earlier equipped other 50 women groups with the same knowledge, we are also assisting the women groups with the registration fees so that they go for these revolving funds,” he said.
The forums was also graced by officials from the Women Development Enterprise fund who also explained to the women the process and requirements that will enable them access the funds without encountering obstacles.
The efforts also comprises persons living with disabilities and who according to Machele can successfully engage in business activities elleviating them from begging by the roadsides within Mombasa.
Machele said women should never be left behind when it comes to uplifting the living standards of the community especially within Mvita constituency.
He said most women were struggling to sustain and upkeep their families but lacked basic knowledge and information on how they can venture into small- scale businesses.
He encouraged more women groups with zeal to venture into business to closely work with him so that they can realise their dreams of economically empowering the community.
“Self employment is the way to go, if women are well equipped with the vast knowledge about business and how to counter challenges while running these small enterprises they will positively impact the living standards of entire Mombasa county residents,” he noted.
The forum was also graced by Mombasa Woman representative Asha Hussein and female MCA’s.