150 women entrepreneurs are set to benefit from Kes6million economic empowerment program that will help them acquire skills to run sustainable businesses and alleviate poverty.

The program is through a partnership between the M-PESA Foundation and the Rose Women’s that will facilitate training on micro-enterprise business skills and provide mentorship and access to finance to empower the women to achieve income growth and run sustainable businesses.

M-PESA Foundation Trustee John Ohaga stated that the program seeks to empower women from all over the country to enable more of them to engage in business.

“This will create an environment that enables all women to participate in the day-to-day market and business decisions that are not only essential for the community but also for the nation as a whole,” Ohaga said.

The program involves two levels where the women go through micro-enterprise business training with subjects including bookkeeping and finance.

The course also includes principles of lean start-ups such as measuring growth and tracking profits and losses.

“We are happy about this new partnership with M-PESA Foundation that will help women succeed as entrepreneurs and provide for their families. We look forward to the journey ahead and will do our part to promote Kenya’s economic advancement especially among women,” said Allie Amoroso, Director, Rose Women’s Foundation.