Business and Entrepreneurship
Business development services that assist business growth for women-owned enterprises including marketing, securing loans, and trade liberalization.
The process of incorporating women into the workforce is not an easy one. At the same time, it can also be a very rewarding one. The greatest challenge in making such a program a reality is to successfully work across many company departments.
- Silicon Valley Community Foundation gave to Centers for Social Responsibility for Rwanda Knits Cooperative Union Capacity-Building Initiative.
- American Jewish World Service gave to Centre d'Encadrement pour l'Autopromotion Integree to provide cooking supplies to young women who received training in culinary arts.
- The Goldman Sachs Foundation gave to the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, School of Business to implement the 10,000 Women Entrepreneur Certificate Program in collaboration with the School of Finance and Banking in Rwanda.
- The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund gave to Let the Little Children Come to Me to aid widows associations build a honeybee farm on community land, training 100 widows in beekeeping, co-op management, product marketing, and monitoring and evaluation.
Nearly one-fourth of the people across Burundi, DRC and Rwandan are not part of the reported labor force.
A holistic and integrated strategy is required to promote gender equality and decent work within informal and formal economies.