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From where I stand: “It has become impossible to meet daily needs”

Saturday, May 30, 2020

As the sixth-born child to poor parents, there wasn’t enough money for me to pursue any studies after high school. Growing up, my siblings and I often missed school to help our parents harvest vegetables from our land so that we could eat. After graduating, I moved to Nairobi to find work to sustain myself. For the past two years, I’ve been working as an Uber driver in Nairobi. My daughter and I live outside of the city, in Kiambu County. A friend introduced me to the Uber...

Celebrating South Africa's Women Entrepreneurs

Friday, November 13, 2015

1 October, Johannesburg -- 150 entrepreneurs travelled from Atteridgeville, Cosmo City, Vosloorus and Soweto to the Riversands Incubation Hub in Diepsloot to celebrate their achievements as business women. The event, titled ‘iBusiness Journey Yami’ (my business journey) was the culmination of the pilot of Coca Cola’s 5by20 programme and UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office’s Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs Project (EWEP).

Presse release : UN Women's mobile learning platform iLearn accessible for free to the women of South Africa

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

From this week onwards UN Women’s global mobile-learning platform for women entrepreneurs, iLearn, will be more accessible to the women of South Africa. The iLearn platform is one of the free basic services on the app that launched in South Africa today

Coverage: Executive Director visits South Africa

Monday, June 1, 2015

During a week-long mission to her native South Africa from 1-5 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit UN Women programmes in the field, take part in a joint workshop for female entrepreneurs, attend the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 – which she will co-chair this year – where she will call for a new economic agenda that works for women and benefits all, and engage with a range of stakeholders.

“I bought a mattress and health insurance” – rural Rwandan farmer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Through Farmer Field Schools, more than 350 Rwandan farmers have learned about nutrition, modern agricultural techniques and business skills while creating cooperatives and pooling savings.

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