Women Business Development Centre - Peshawar
The major goal of this project is to provide a secure and hassle free business environment to women entrepreneurs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and to help women to develop their business skills that will enable them to compete effectively in today's marketplace alongside Promoting the entrepreneurial culture amongst women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
BRIEF PROFILE OF SECTOR
According to a local survey the number of females graduating from Business Schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is approximately 950 per year and the figure is increasing. Most of the females do not get job opportunity due to a number of reasons. Nowadays there is an increasing trend of women entering Cottage industry in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and they are contributing to the earnings of the family. These women if provided an opportunity of establishing their own businesses can contribute significantly towards the economic prosperity of the country.
Entrepreneurship opportunities are less among women due to non existing opportunities, limited mobility and access to local and international market. Though women are involved in domestic entrepreneurship but due to limited scale and role of middle man they are unable to fetch the reasonable price of their product.
OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT
Recognizing that women in NWFP are enterprising are interested in starting their own businesses and have a tendency staying in business is longer, Women Business Development Center is going to serve as a platform for developing business run by Women entrepreneurs. It will assist their businesses in terms of management, marketability etc.
BENEFITS TO THE SECTOR/SMEs
- Provision of all encompassing facility for office space, product showcasing, exhibition, sale, training i.e. capacity building of Women Entrepreneurs.
- Capacity Building of Women Entrepreneurs.
- Providing specialized services in the field of Marketing, Finance, and Management etc.
- Employment generation by supporting new business start ups
- Business development services for existing business