Women entrepreneurs selected for US scheme

Two members of the Zimbabwean chapter of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) have been selected to take part in the US Business and Entrepreneurship Exchange.

Divine Ndhlukula
Divine Ndhlukula

Josephine Takundwa and Tsungi Banda were selected for the five-week programme, which starts on October 8.

Banda, who runs an advertising, marketing and design company in Harare and Takundwa, who works in information and communication technology and power protection both believe the chance to participate in the programme will enhance their business management skills and boost the performance of their businesses.

Banda and Takundwa were selected for the 2014 US BEEP exchange programme early this month out of a host of prospective candidates from Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Banda said: “The programme is a platform for me to learn the best practices in my industry and I am confident that the exposure will enhance the growth of my business.”

AWEP Zimbabwe is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the development and support of women entrepreneurs in all sectors of the Zimbabwean economy.

The umbrella organisation works with women across the region and has built a network of women entrepreneurs with the potential to contribute to the transformation of their communities through owning and operating businesses.

Four Zimbabwean women have been part of the exchange programmes –Teverai Chigogo, the executive director of the Zimbabwe Women’s Poultry and Small Stock Farmers’ Trust; Barbara Rwodzi, chief executive officer of the House of BarRue Knitwear; Divine Ndhlukula, the owner and managing director of Securico, and Marah Hativagone, founder and managing director of Codchem.

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