WOMEN IN BUSINESS (WIB)

Change-A-Life has been involved in economic empowerment of women through provision of start-up capital and loans since inception. We have a support mechanism that includes entrepreneurship workshops and management training for single mothers, unskilled women and widows on sustainable livelihood and becoming economic & socially independent.

In recent past, Change-A-Life in partnership with Star of Hope Transformation Centre (SHTC) trained 10 women on entrepreneurship and starting up a business.
Also a US-based organisation, Lagos Alliance Club International awarded three of our WIB beneficiaries’ business start-up and skill acquisition grants in 2012.

  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management Workshops

    In addition to the grant, the beneficiaries of our Women-In-Business grants attend the Change-A-Life bi-annual entrepreneurial workshop.
    The focus of the workshop is to build up skills in the participants to aid them in growing their business. Participants are taught management and business skills under the modules:
    Business Administration
    Skills Acquisition
    Stock Taking
    Account Practices
    Understanding Customers
    Taxation
    Business Expansion Tips
    Working Capital Management
    Savings and Investments
    Legal Matters in Business (registration of business and ownership structure)
    Effective Communication
    SMART. Goal Setting.

    The three levels of the entrepreneurial training workshop are:
    Beginners
    Intermediate
    Advanced
     

Women In Business 2017

The Women In Business (WIB) scheme is part of our quest to empower the indigent women in our society and equip them with financial and intellectual tools which will help them run a self-sustaining business, Change-A-Life is organized a one –day interview / screening session for candidates who have solicited for financial support from the organization for their start-up and existing business ventures. Stories, data’s and requests were gathered from prospective women and only those who successful qualify for either a start-up or boost up of their existing businesses were contacted to participate in the CAL entrepreneurial workshop.

The Entrepreneurial Workshop, is designed specially to suit the needs of these selected women to manage or start their businesses. The services of experienced Facilitators was engaged to conduct the skill building workshops on topics such as financial management, managing your funds during recession, Accounting practices, Taxation, stock taking etc.