Business Development for Women – tailored support for female rural entrepreneurs
Business Development for Women’ provided a business training programme to 60 women, giving them the knowledge and skills necessary to create a business plan for developing their rural business.
The full potential of female entrepreneurship in rural areas can be hampered by insufficient business knowledge, skills and confidence.
This project provided a business training programme over six sessions to a total of 60 women. Theory was mixed with practical exercises based on real cases.
In addition to course materials and training activities, a Facebook group was created to facilitate networking and peer support amongst the female entrepreneurs.
- Increased business knowledge, skills and confidence of 60 rural women.
- 50 participants completed business plans, approved by external consultants.
- Participants gave the training consistently high ratings and many of the participants recommended the programme to friends and acquaintances.
- Many of the women continue to network and offer each other peer support