Ghana: Unilever launches project to promote women's financial independence

Author: Ghanaian Times, Published on: 3 December 2018

"Unilever creates livelihood opportunities for women", 19 November 2018.

Unilever Ghana in collaboration with ProNet North has launched a livelihood empowerment project in Upper West (UW) to develop entrepreneurial mindset of women and also assist them to become financially independent. Several women selected from rural communities within Wa Municipality and three other districts in the region have therefore been trained in basic bookkeeping, financial management and savings principles among other topics under an Indian ‘Shakti’ business model... The launch of the Shakti project in UW Region paved the way for women who sign onto the programme to be offered a product loan of assorted Unilever items to sell but are allowed to keep the profit and restock from the capital regenerated... Assorted Unilever products including salt, soaps, assorted Lipton tea bags and toothpastes among others were presented to the women to start their own microentrepreneurial operations...

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