A project aimed at empowering Tanzanian women to find markets for their products through online platforms has been revealed.
A non-governmental Organisation called Ladies Joint Forum (LJF) has commenced a 12-month project dubbed ‘She goes Digital’ to train over 60 vulnerable women entrepreneurs from different wards in the city on how to sell their products online.
Speaking with journalists in Dar es Salaam recently, the organisation’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Miriam Dominick, said the project addressed women’s unemployment challenges and increased chances of getting opportunities digitally.
She said the project’s main objective is to increase accessibility to socio-economic opportunities for vulnerable women and girls.
“The main targets are women who dropped out of schools and lived in hardship,” Ms Dominick said.
She said through the project; they look forward to improving the representation of women and girls in digital economic opportunities.
The Executive Director of the LJF, Ms Francisca Mboya, said for the past three years since the establishment of the organisation, they have achieved to carry out various projects including empowering women to make soap and detergent, sanitary towels and others.
The Dar es Salaam City Council Community Development Officer, Mwanaisha Ally, said the government would continue to cooperate with all organisations that implement programmes for bringing development to the country.