Three female entrepreneurs who emerged winners of the maiden edition of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Program organised by CreditPRO and Junior Chamber International (JCI) have been empowered with N1.5million to grow their businesses.
According to Sola Adeyiga, chief executive officer, CreditPRO, women are the most hit at this critical time in our nation where the economy is full of uncertainties. He also stated that both organizations thought it wise to create a sustainable platform to empower women-owned businesses in Nigeria.
“It has been stated that women possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit which we at CreditPRO believe makes them an important force in the growth of the micro business sector and ultimately to Nigeria’s GDP,”
“This is why as part of our capacity development programme, we have entered into this long term partnership with JCI to organise annual conferences to mark the Women Entrepreneurship Development Day,” he said.
Olawale Bakare, national president of the Junior Chamber International, emphasized that it is the chamber’s desire to help more women start and run sustainable businesses while empowering female entrepreneurs with skills and knowledge to enable them build and grow global businesses through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Programme.
CreditPRO was set-up in 2019 with the objective of supporting small and medium-scale businesses with customizable working capital loans.
The company has disbursed over N4 billion in customizable working capital loans to MSME businesses in over 1,400 different transactions.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) on the other hand, provides tools, resources, and human capital to execute various projects that promotes the development of youths in Nigeria.