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PROWEB Members Networking Forum with Dr Jesimen Chipika, Deputy Governor RBZ

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PROWEB presents a great platform for women to come together, to be challenged, to learn, to support each another and establish incredible contacts. Thank you Dr Jesimen Chipika (Deputy Governor of RBZ) for the detailed information you shared with PROWEB Members of the available funding facilities availed by the RBZ which women can tap on. Some of the pointers highlighted ;
 The RBZ has adopted a developmental approach to drive financial inclusion in Zimbabwe through the development of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (2016-2020), which was launched on 11 March 2016.

 $15m Women Empowerment Fund: To support women businesses and projects. The facility is available through banks and microfinance institutions. Interest rate is 10% per annum with a tenure of up to 12 months for working capital and up to 3 years for capital expenditure.
 Women’s Bank: act as a platform for access of funds for women’s special needs.
 Women’s Desk: Dedicated desks in banks focusing on developing products and services that meet the specific needs of women. 10 banks have established women desks
 SME Units: 13 banks have established SME units to facilitate development of tailor made products that meet the specific needs of SMEs.
For the fuller presentation get in touch with the PROWEB Office

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Develop your business skills through the PROWEB Business Women’s Training & Mentoring Program

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Learn key skills to run a business!
We know what it’s like to start and grow a business, which is why we’ve developed this training that delivers results. After all, knowledge is the best investment you can make in your business!
Our training features:
• Practical, applicable skills that are 100% relevant to the successful operation of a business
• A range of subjects known to be pivotal to business success
• Different learning approaches including Business Mentoring, Business Plan Development , conference workshops and self-directed study
We are happy to inform that our 2017 program is on the right course as we recently interviewed and selected 60 high female entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe to be part of the program.
Here are some highlights of these powerful women entrepreneurs.

Verity Mutsamwira-– Evergreen Construction and land Developers
From being a Stanbic Bank employee to owning an enterprise, Verity is a proud owner of Evergreen Construction and Land Developers Company in Harare. Her company specializes in civil engineering, land developing, building renovations and maintenance, construction, electric wiring, painting, plumbing, carpentry, floor and wall tiling and roofing gutters among other services. Verity applied for the Business Women’s Training and Mentorship Programme in Entrepreneurship Skills to increase her networking opportunities, acquire access to potential investors/ financing opportunities and enhance her business skills. Verity’s vision for the company is to be the largest corporate in Zimbabwe, employing a large number of employees.
PROWEB also got the chance to visit the site at Harare Polytechnic College and witnessed the great work being done by Verity.
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Verity, one of her employees and PROWEB staff at one of her business sites- Harare Polytechnic College

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Tineyi Hungwe (left), Verity (centre) and Anita Maketo (Right)

Alice Nduna- New Look and Thara Chemicals
New Look and Thara Chemicals is owned by Alice Nduna, a Chemist by profession who developed a passion to manufacture up-market cleaning chemical swhich has been tested and approved by the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. She applied to be part of the PROWEB Business Women’s Training to enhance her business skills, learn about branding, markets and access to regional markets. Alice’s vision of the business is for it to be in the top three of the best cleaning chemicals manufacturers in Zimbabwe.
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Alice Nduna’s employees in white demonstrating the branding process to Tineyi Hungwe with Alice Nduna on the immediate right looking on

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Alice Nduna (Left), showing her products to Tineyi Hungwe (right).

Dade Nxoliso Nxumalo- Lingwe Image Makers (Pvt) Ltd

Image Makers manufactures school wear, sports kits, protective clothing, corporate wear, nurse uniforms, promotional wear and home curtains. Her high quality products have managed to create a good name for Dade as large corporate, schools, individuals and colleges are now demanding for her products. Dade registered for the Business Skills Training to enhance her business skills, learn proper bookkeeping skills and for assistance in capital injection. Dade is aiming at opening branches in other towns, employing skilled personnel and acquiring embroidery machinery to ensure a justified growth in her business.
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Dade at her factory

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Dade (centre) and her employees at the factory

PROWEB HEALTH EVENT

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Women are the undeniable experts of multi-tasking, sometimes at the cost of their own health. PROWEB identified a gap that exists as Professional women, Women Executives and Business women find themselves with no time to have their health checked on a regular basis. To this Effect PROWEB held a Health Event under the theme, “Are you too busy or afraid to know? Is ignorance really bliss? Lets talk Cancer.”at the Crowne Plaza Monomotapa Hotel on the 12th of April 2017.Professional women and business women from different business sectors attended the event. The speakers for the day were Priscilla Mangwiro from the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe and Pauline Marerwa, a cancer survivor. The director of ceremony was Rudo Mudavanhu, Chief Executive Officer of Africom.

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