ANWBN empowered 5000 plus Women-led Enterprises

By: GWL Team | Thursday, 28 March 2024

In an alliance with Unity Bank, the Association of Nigerian Women Business Network (ANWBN) has announced that they have empowered atleast 5000 women-led enterprises in 36 states across country on March 26, 2024. ANWBN is a non-profit organisation which was founded in the year 2013 with only 18 associations. However, it has over 70 association today. In addition, Unity Bank was founded in 1991 that offers financial services to retail along with business customers.

Adenike Simiat Abimbola, Unity Bank’s Divisional Head for Retail SME Banking said, “Building Sustainable Entrepreneurial and Financial Skills for Women in Challenging Times.” She claimed that the Yanga products which has been introduced by UB is now benefiting and driving growth for the women MSMEs. Before joining Unity Bank, Adenike was the regional director at UBA Group for 8 long years.

She continued, “The partnership with ANWBN has successfully led to the empowerment of Nigerian women with skills and credit facility with a single digit interest fee, which has so far expanded the MSME circle in Nigeria.”

Additionally, Angela Ajala, the National Coordinator ANWBN said in her remarks that the firm is associated with 90 women business groups accompanied by more than 5 million members. Alongside ANWBN, she is the chairperson at Ultimate Health Management Services (HMO) and a board member at BIC Corporate Foundation.