Small-Scale Business Development And Access To Markets

Footsteps Africa build the capacities of rural women to  engage in income-generating activities . We therefore train women members of VSL-groups in small-scale business management and conduct person to person business coaching in order for them to start and develop their own businesses. This has helped women to increase their income and improve their livelihoods.

Key strategies:

  • Group business training for women in VSL  groups
  • Product development training for specific identified women value chains
  • Market linkages for women value chains
  • Person to Person business coaching, supervision and planning

Impact of Small-Scale Business Development

  • Increased rural unbanked women’s cash flow and consequent household income
  • Trained 230 rural unbanked women in small-scale enterprise activities
  • 230 rural unbanked women strengthened their small-business activities