MWAPE MWENYA, Lusaka
MORE than 40 women in Nkoloma ward I in Lusaka have been empowered with skills to enable them venture into income-generating activities.
The training was facilitated by the Tasila Women Empowerment Fund (TWEF) with support from Wecreate Zambia, a non-governmental organisation.
We create Zambia chief executive director Nambula Kachumi said the aim of the training is to improve the livelihood of women in Nkoloma ward I.
Ms Kachumi was speaking during the graduation ceremony of the trained women in Lusaka recently.
“The women have been trained on how to increase household income and expenditure, individual business ownership and enhanced capacity in record keeping and business management, among other programmes,” Ms Kachumi said.
She said the project aims to reach out to 200 direct beneficiaries who will be trained in record keeping and business management.
Ms Kachumi has however implored the media to collaborate with the organisation and document the successes of the project.
“The media are our major stakeholders in implementing, monitoring and evaluating this project. This will enable the facilitators to improve on the weaknesses and reinforce the strengths,” she said.
And Nkoloma ward I councillor Tasila Lungu urged the graduates to practise the knowledge acquired.
Ms Lungu said her office will continue working with women in her area to improve their lives.