Together we will work to empower both women and youth in business development and entrepreneurship with the aim to improve livelihoods of the local population of Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, Ethiopia in terms of economic development and resilience.
This pandemic has unfortunately generated a huge pushback for social and economic development in Ethiopia, and millions are at risk of getting drawn back into poverty again. That's why we now more than ever need to support vulnerable groups such as women and youth in job creation. This partnership is really enabling us to accelerate our support to female and youth entrepreneurs.
Through the partnership with GIZ we at Reach for Change will be working mainly with the Polytechnical College in Assosa and the Job Creation and Enterprises Development Office; Women, Children and Youth Affairs bureau, and World Vision BGR in Benishangul-Gumuz. Together we will provide entrepreneurial training for 300 young people and work with the 30 most innovative to design a minimum viable product and ultimately launch a business. In addition, we will be working with 30 women from saving groups to provide coaching and mentoring to grow the profitability of their businesses. This project is a sub-part of “Cross-border Collaboration Programme in Western Ethiopia and Eastern Sudan which is commissioned by the BMZ and co-financed by the EU. The primary objective of the project is to improve the livelihoods of the local population of Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State in terms of economic development and resilience.