Malawi female entrepreneur’s network moves to end poverty

Female Entrepreneurs Network (FEENNET), an organization which strives at empowering young females with different skills and talents has organized a Fashion Designing training scheduled to take place from November 3 to 5, 2017 at Akulenji Inn in Lilongwe.

President and founder of FEENNET, Catherine Mulenga

The training taking place under the theme, ‘LusolangaMpambaWanga’has been organized for ladies who are willing to step out of their comfort zones and build a career for themselves in Fashion Designing.

Speaking in an interview on Thursday in Blantyre, President and founder of FEENNET, Catherine Mulenga said the organization is there to help reduce poverty levelsamong ladies by empowering them with skills to start their own businesses.

She said through the network, they are keeping girls around the country busy and discouraging them from rushing into early marriages.

Mulengasaid the training at hand will train ladies how to take cloth measurements, cut wrappers and basic sewingtechniques.

“On November 4, the ladies are going to learn sewing techniques and on November 5, they are going to learn how to make jewelry and all this is going to be done using free hands and not machines which is also very advantageous since buying machines may be a problem to some of them,” she narrated.

She said the training is being offered for free but the participants are going to contribute by buying their own learning materials such as Zitenje since FEENNET is only going to pay for the cost of the venue as well as allowances for trainers who have been hired to drill the ladies.

Some of the designing trainers which FEENNET has engaged are Aubrey Saleem and Eunice Jereof Mpaliro Wear.

Elina and Chifundo Thom from Chinozge Designs and Beth Designs respectively have also been taken on board as specialists that will train the ladies in Jewelry making.

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zinenani Zoona
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There are plenty of these foundations, “NGO’s”, etc on the register. Almost all the names are taken up. But on the ground there is nothing tangible. Are these another cash cow for making a quick dollar from potential donors? Graduates of NABW, and others who targeted actual people are there as testimony. Yet these NGO’s especially Civil Society are all “shouting” at the govt doing “ADVOCACY” which is simply ‘shouting’. By the end of the day there are no tangibles to show for all the money.

Mathanyula
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Better than NABW

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