Jumia Kenya is turning to Kenyan women entrepreneurs to grow its marketplace by providing business training manuals and tools through empowerment seminars and one-on-one trainings.
The firm says it is targeting over 3,000 women to undergo E-commerce training, it will facilitate in collaboration with SheCares International. The 3,000 plus women were selected by SheCares International from the Global Women Summit, launched yesterday in Kenya by Cabinet secretary for public service,youth and Gender affairs Sicily Kariuki. The inaugural Global Women’s Summit, hosted by shecares International in partnership with Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
“In a world that is going virtual, it is crucial that all actors in society have the training & tools they need to exploit the marketplace of tomorrow. This program is tailored to train these ambitious, enterprising women on technological tools they will need to succeed, and simple means to start generating new income streams, without investing more capital,” said Sam Chappatte MD of Jumia Kenya.
The ecommerce training will empower women to navigate the digital world to and access broader markets and Cs.Kariuki emphasized the importance of empowering women to fully exploit their potential and pledged to work together with all stakeholders to ensure that the business environment is favorable for women to be empowered economically.
“Women are key agents for achieving transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development in Kenya and globally”, said KEPSA CEO Ms.Carole Kariuki.
The Global Women’s Summit is a Women’s Information Network (WIN) initiative which was founded by Dr. Paula Fellingham in the United States in 2009. The GWS has been launched in over 40 countries worldwide and its mission is to strengthen women and families worldwide, through education, empowerment and entrepreneurship. WIN provides women with online and on land education to empower businesses and personal lives.
Jumia will be working closely with Shecares international to drive their agenda for women empowerment in Kenya through trainings.
“Through our sister services at Jumia, we can offer additional opportunities to restaurant owners who wish to list on Jumia Food, property dealers who want to work with Jumia House, Hotel owners on Jumia Travel, and product owners with Jumia & Jumia Market,” concluded Chappatte.