Gender

Mandevu women in self-empowerment

FRANCIS LUNGU
Lusaka
OVER 200 women of Lusaka’s Mandevu Township have undergone a self-empowerment community programme for initiating tailor-made entrepreneurial solutions for their livelihood.
The women came from diverse backgrounds to acquire skills in tailoring, sausage making, poultry, aquaculture [fish farming], among many other areas of entrepreneurship.
Self-empowerment programme coordinator Malumbo Munyenyembe said the women were mobilised after a realisation that they have the zeal and willingness to learn new skills for their sustenance.
Ms Munyenyembe, 27, a community youth leader, said the programme was first aimed at empowering women with skills before engaging a possible funder or applying for soft loans from the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC). CLICK TO READ MORE



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