Supporting Women Business Groups
TechnoServe implemented a two-year initiative that targeted women in women’s business groups (WBGs) who were working in value addition or commercialization.
The program combined one-on-one business consulting with linkage to finance, markets and technical expertise to provide the women with the skills, assets and social capital they need to reach their full potential as economic actors and leaders. WGBs also participated in financial literacy and leadership training, team-building exercises and network building. The approach was expected to improve the participants’ economic success, social position and household bargaining power. As of 2016, 903 women have participated in the trainings, and the program has helped 25 WBGs generate more than $196,000 in incremental revenue.