NWEP (Nkong Women Entrepreneurship Project) hosted a two day session on February 5th and 6th, 2013, designed to Sensitize Women on Entrepreneurship in Kumba. The event took place in Kumba at the Women’s Empowerment Center.
A total of thirty -seven women interested in entrepreneurship attended the two day workshop. The women were divided into small groups of five members. These groups should ensure better financial management and successful development of their businesses. The women participated in educational sessions that outlined monitoring/evaluation of small businesses, recording keeping, marketing methods, the benefits of saving, customer service training along with entertaining icebreakers and lunch. The two day workshop intended to educate and provide a loan of 50,000cfa to current female entrepreneurs. The main objectives of the event were to enrich the current skill set of current entrepreneurs and extend membership into NADEV. The membership process allowed the women to open bank accounts and engage in communication with skilled bank personnel. This activity will ensure that women have knowledge of accurate record keeping and access to small capital to develop their businesses. The session was designed to solve the issue of reduced access to bank loans and lack of knowledge on accurate record keeping/management for a successful business. Many of the women who attended the session were in need of small loans to ensure the future growth of their businesses. The workshop was carried out through lectures and group activities. The individuals participated in mini ice breakers that allowed them to introduce themselves to the group; followed by lecture style sessions that explained the importance of saving and record keeping within a small business. After each section, the women were encouraged to complete group activities to re-enforce the training.