USSIA Women Desk was established to enhance women’s active role in the economy by upgrading of existing micro enterprise run by women into more viable, self-sustainable and growth - oriented businesses and through creation of new ones. It acts as a counseling / training / business development center to support women income generating activities
The desk serves as a common forum to articulate the interests and issues of women particularly those related to business. It also works towards creating institutional linkages between organizations concerned with women development. It has adopted its strategy of empowering women through launching various socio-economic activities ,working as an advocacy group on sensitizing gender equality and equity, good governance ,awareness on health, hygiene, water and sanitation, women human rights ( socio-economic and cultural rights).Through its oriented trainings it offers women an opportunity to develop their professional, social and intellectual skills ,and increase their values in their enterprises .
USSIA Women desk’s main objective is to see women from any background are socio-economically empowered and through the following specific objectives it can be achieved
Over the years USSIA Women Desk has developed effective training packages aimed at enabling low income Women Entrepreneurs to create as well as develop their businesses so that they can improve their quality of life and that of their families and society.
These training packages are:
Some of the skill trainings that have been provided are:
Liquid soap making and bar soap training, Candle
Dairy products, Bakery products, Fruit juice processing, Pea nut butter
The Women Desk Structure is as follows: