DTB Invests Ksh 2.5 mn to Promote Financial Inclusion
Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) has partnered with Rose Women’s Foundation to run an income-generating & capacity-building programme for women in Kenya’s low-income settlements.
Under the first cohort of the partnership, the bank has set aside Ksh 2.5 million to take 50 women from the Eastleigh area of Nairobi on a training programme on how to run micro-enterprises.
The programme also involves coaching and mentorship over six months to empower women to grow their businesses and boost their income levels.
The 6-month training is organised in two levels. The first level will entail an introduction to bookkeeping, sales and marketing, and savings and emergency preparedness.
The second level will involve entrepreneurship, customer care, problem-solving, and advanced courses to enable businesswomen to venture into new areas and pitch for funding.
DTB Group CEO and Managing Director Nasim Devji said: “We are cognizant of the myriad of challenges micro, small and medium enterprises face, especially in the current economic circumstances. As a responsible corporate citizen, DTB has committed to supporting women in all areas of life. That is why we are excited to support these 50 women in Nairobi’s micro-enterprise sector to ensure their businesses grow and their families prosper. ”
“Eighteen DTB women employees will also participate in the programme by being mentors and resource persons for these businesswomen.”
Executive Director Allie Amoroso from Rose Women’s Foundation said, “We support this partnership to uplift women as entrepreneurs and support their families. We look forward to the journey ahead and will play our part to promote economic advancement in Kenya.”