1400 Women successfully Graduate from Economic Inclusion Programme

By: GWL Team | Monday, 29 April 2024

Coca-Cola Kwanza supported, an economic inclusion programme ‘Mwanamke Shujaa’ got successful with the graduation of a group of over 1,400 women in Unguja and Pemba.

All the participants of the programme got training in addition to mentorship which was being supported by Zanzibar Economic Empowerment Agency (ZEEA) along with tools of the trade that includes a gas stove, gas cylinder, coolers, kitchen clothing and a table. This particular programme took place under the alliance between Coca-Cola Kwanza, ZEEA, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation and Oryx Gas Tanzania.

Unguu Sulay, the managing director of Coca-Cola Kwanza stated that there has been a consistent commitment of the company towards empowering women entrepreneurs while creating a tangible difference in their day to day lives.

He said, “As a purpose-driven company, we help create a better shared future for everyone our business touches by working to provide access to equal opportunity and fostering belonging both in our workplaces and the communities we serve. We continue to help enable the economic empowerment of a diverse network of customers, suppliers and communities across our value chain. Our aim is to create greater shared opportunity for the business and the communities we serve across the value-chain. Opportunity is more than just money, it’s about a better future for people and their communities everywhere on the African continent.”

Mariam Mwinyi, Zanzibar First Lady and Chairperson of the Maisha Bora foundation attended the graduation ceremony of the programme as the guest of honour which took place at Maisara grounds.

She stated, “We embrace the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) definition of economic empowerment, which we see as fundamental to strengthening human rights and enabling all people, particularly vulnerable and underrepresented groups, to have control over their lives and positively influence society.”