Africa

How A Young Ugandan Woman Breaks Gender Barriers in a Job Dominated by Men: “I Have to Put in Double the Effort”

Ruth Nabatanzi couldn’t afford to stay in school, and struggled to make ends meet. After a TechnoServe training, she launched a career as a welder, an unusual occupation for women in her country. Now she is earning significantly more income – and breaking gender stereotypes.

Women's Economic Empowerment
Local Economic Development, Skills training, Women in business, Women's Economic Empowerment

“I Couldn’t Reconcile Working and Looking After My Children”: How a Small Business Owner in Mozambique Defied COVID-19 to Turn Her Salon Around

A business skills training program helped Gilda Lourenço find a way to care for her family while helping her small business survive the pandemic. And now she’s ready for more.

Entrepreneurship, Small and Growing Businesses, Women's Economic Empowerment
Local Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses, Women entrepreneurs, Women in business