Change-A-Life has been involved in economic empowerment of women through provision of start-up capital and loans since inception. We have a support mechanism that includes entrepreneurship workshops and management training for single mothers, unskilled women and widows on sustainable livelihood and becoming economic & socially independent.
In recent past, Change-A-Life in partnership with Star of Hope Transformation Centre (SHTC) trained 10 women on entrepreneurship and starting up a business.
Also a US-based organisation, Lagos Alliance Club International awarded three of our WIB beneficiaries’ business start-up and skill acquisition grants in 2012.
Entrepreneurship & Business Management Workshops
In addition to the grant, the beneficiaries of our Women-In-Business grants attend the Change-A-Life bi-annual entrepreneurial workshop.
The focus of the workshop is to build up skills in the participants to aid them in growing their business. Participants are taught management and business skills under the modules:
• Business Administration
• Skills Acquisition
• Stock Taking
• Account Practices
• Understanding Customers
• Business Expansion Tips
• Working Capital Management
• Savings and Investments
• Legal Matters in Business (registration of business and ownership structure)
• Effective Communication
• SMART. Goal Setting.
The three levels of the entrepreneurial training workshop are: