Today, on International Literacy Day, let’s reflect on the old African proverb that says, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family (nation).”
At Partner Africa, we believe that gender literacy is key to gender equality, and through economic empowerment, women have greater control over decisions that affect their wellbeing.
Partner Africa works with Trade Mark East Africa in Kenya to implement a Women in Trade Programme. This programme provides greater access to markets for women small holders and women-owned small and medium sized enterprises. Key to the success of this programme is strengthening women’s literacy skills, empowering them to negotiate better prices, receive instant payment, and manage their finances more efficiently.