Nestle Nigeria announced the fourth phase of its Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria Project, which will assist more rural women in Nigeria in gaining financial security.
The project, which was recently held in Port Harcourt, recently added 50 beneficiaries from the country’s South-South region, chosen from the company’s value chain, who was inducted into the programme at a ceremony that included several training sessions.
Nestle Nigeria’s Commercial Manager, Mr Khaled Ramadan, said at the training and induction session in Port Harcourt, “we are happy to fulfil our promise of expanding Nestle Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria Project to reach more women in other parts of Nigeria.” We are pleased with the progress made thus far by the 150 people who are currently receiving assistance.
He stated that “the beneficiaries who currently enjoy the training and mentorship provided by Nestle and her implementation partners, FDConsults are reporting faster turnover and increased revenue as well as stronger visibility of their outlets within their locations”.
He added, “we are confident that these additional 50 selected retailers in South-South, will also reap the full benefits of the support we are providing through training, mentorship and grants”.
“The beneficiaries comprising female retailers in Nestle’s value chain will receive grants valued at 300 per cent of their monthly sales in form of Nestle’s products. They will also participate in training and mentorship programs which will enable them to scale up their businesses, thereby increasing their household incomes”, Ramadan said.