WomenConnect Challenge - United Purpose Fact Sheet

Date published: Jan. 2, 2023

United Purpose, in collaboration with women community collectives in Senegal, developed Tekki Jiggen, a digital program that provides rural women with entrepreneurial training, resources, and banking services to help them overcome barriers they face in agricultural value chains, including access to credit services. Tekki Jiggen has helped improve women’s knowledge of and access to multiple business support services, while working with financial and microfinance institutions to conduct gender-equitable credit scoring. Additionally, the program’s entrepreneurial training was delivered by women, for women, and in local languages on 36 community radio stations and on a variety of interactive mobile phone messaging platforms. United Purpose tapped into three of these—creating economic opportunities, developing community support, and cultivating women’s confidence—as the basis for its work.

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