the women in business initiative
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:
Women In Business 2017
The Women In Business (WIB) scheme is part of our quest to empower the indigent women in our society and equip them with financial and intellectual tools which will help them run a self-sustaining business, Change-A-Life is organised a one –day interview / screening session for candidates who have solicited for financial support from the organisation for their start-up and existing business ventures. Stories, data’s and requests were gathered from prospective women and only those who successful qualify for either a start-up or boost up of their existing businesses were contacted to participate in the CAL entrepreneurial workshop.
The Entrepreneurial Workshop, is designed specially to suit the needs of these selected women to manage or start their businesses. The services of experienced Facilitators was engaged to conduct the skill building workshops on topics such as financial management, managing your funds during recession, Accounting practices, Taxation, stock taking etc.