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Nyeri, Najuru women self help groups awarded in BIC’s Mama ni Mwangaza Initiative

By Mercy Simiyu December 14th, 2023 2 min read

Kenyan women in local communities were recently celebrated as part of the third edition of women empowerment program by BIC in East Africa, Mama ni Mwangaza.

From the 6,000 women who engaged in Nyeri and Nakuru, four chamas won monetary prizes to be used to support their local community projects.

Chamas from Nunix Self Help; Elite; Let’s Grow Together; and Straight Forward Progressive
were awarded at a ceremony held at the BIC offices in Nairobi, receiving a total cash prize of
90,000 Khs.

Expressing her delight in the power of the program, Salome Ngugi, Marketing Manager at BIC
East Africa, said: “We are delighted to conclude the third edition of our women empowerment
initiative in Kenya impacting thousands of women to date. Through Mama ni Mwangaza we
have seen phenomenal impact on the women we have worked with and consequently on their
communities. We remain committed to empowering Kenyan women and supporting the local
communities in which we operate and look forward to seeing these projects run by the winning
chamas translated from ideas to execution and brought to life.”

Launched in 2020, Mama ni Mwangaza aims to equip women with the knowledge and
necessary tools to enhance their financial and societal status, encouraging them to own future
and impact their communities.

To date, the initiative has impacted over 14 thousand women who have in turn positively
contributed to their communities. This year more than KES 90,000 was given in cash to support
community projects in the country. The workshops are focused around the efficient and safe
use of flames and aim to empower women to make informed financial and environmental
decisions. The initiative has seen has remarkable growth, predominantly in the depth of its
impact on women in Nairobi, and this year, in Nyeri and Nakuru

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