IWIB trains Kisumu women on entrepreneurship ahead of Hustlers’ Fund use

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By MN Reporter

A non-government organization has trained thousands of women entrepreneurs in Kisumu on how to manage hustlers’ fund.

The training lined up in various sub-counties is being undertaken by Impactful Women In Business, (IWIB), in collaboration with Global Business Consultants.

IWIB Executive Director Lilian Kajo said the training will help beneficiaries build their leadership and business skills to grow their businesses across a wide variety of industries and sectors.

”We noticed women face numerous challenges in business and even the workplace, including assumptions about career goals. The solution then is to support each other,” said Kajo.

“While technical skills and knowledge are fundamental to business career success, today soft skills as the most desirable professional attributes and is the reason IWIB is doing this training,” said Kajo

To get more women involved in business, IWIB and business consultant Dr Eliud Wasike has helped train about 200 women in diverse entrepreneurial skills and business aptitude in the last two weeks and the exercise is still on.

“This is one of the several lined up to educate women in business  on how to develop their own diverse businesses using different value chains,” said Wasike.

He spoke during the training held at Mama Grace Onyango Social Hall in Kisumu, attended by hundreds of women in business and start-ups rearing to venture into various businesses.

The goal is to ensure that the beneficiaries impart the knowledge acquired in their locality so that they can identify, plan, develop and manage alternative means of providing economic opportunities for their families, ” said Dr Wasike.

Mary Auma and Pauline Akoth, commended the IWIB training programme, saying that it has equipped them to grow their respective businesses with new skills on how to cope with the challenging and dynamic markets.

“My time training here has made me think of how to push the business long-term so I am excited about that,” said Akoth who runs a cereal business and vegetable vending at the Jubilee market.