This project aims to empower 100 women aged between 18 -40 in 10 wards in Tofa, Kano through a set of innovative and replicable interventions for the development of life skills and self-identity, while enabling them to manage their social and economic well being. Majority of the women are subsistence farmers and have limited access to financial support for entrepreneurship development. We would train the women groups formed with entrepreneurship, business management to run successful businesses
Groundnut farmers in Kano state typically sell their produce without processing. This is because of a lack of equipment and knowledge on processing. The women of Tofa are challenged with limited leadership and group management skills because they are not in a formal organised group & not trained in group formation & dynamics. This denies them a platform for disclosing the existing gaps in as far as planning & budgeting for vulnerable groups is concerned & a hindrance to business & job creation.
We take on this particular project focusing to enhance the capacity of 100 women in Tofa, Kano bringing them to the maximum potentials of achieving economic growth; One of the project's key objective is to uplift this self help group through financial management, entrepreneurship and business management, vocational trainings in groundnut processing so that household livelihoods will improve. This project seeks to address the needs of this specific group of women in Tofa i.e. the at risk of 18-40
The promotion of business entrepreneurship among these 100 women will lead to economic development in the community and the state since the beneficiaries shall be equipped with practical skills to start and sustain their businesses through partnerships which ultimately is the Association that will be formally created and registered and through channels of product market distribution which in turn will advance the economic growth of the community and ricochet to neighboring communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).