Local group [in Oklahoma, U.S.] helps women of city in Rwanda
WNN News Portal – NewsOK – Monday July 2, 2012 (originally published June 29)
Oklahoma City and Kigali, Rwanda would seem to have nothing in common. But for women struggling to make it in their own businesses in Oklahoma City or around the world in an African city like Kigali, they have one big factor in common: They’re both seeking a better life for themselves and their families.
Paving the road to female entrepreneurship in a developing nation is what we’re accomplishing in Oklahoma City at the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women.
This nonprofit organization provides training every year to 60 women from Afghanistan and Rwanda, to help them start businesses. Half of the 60 students are selected to travel to the United States business and leadership training. They’ll be in Oklahoma July 14 for a week of one-on-one mentorships.
Being able to control their own destiny in the business world can become the way out of a life of oppression for many women. After all, just look at the far-reaching impact that women-owned businesses have on national economies. . .
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