In line with its mission, the AWP Network will train women entrepreneurs in rural areas through the AWP Network Vendor Training Program. The training program, which began on Saturday, July 9, will support women entrepreneurs in Ekiti State, Nigeria to become qualified vendors.
These women will be given an opportunity to pitch their products to Shoprite Nigeria and other AWP Network retail partners. The six-week business intensive program for women vendors offers them an opportunity to pitch and supply to large retailers.
A ‘first of its kind’ program for women manufacturers and entrepreneurs in Nigeria, the AWP Network enables the participation and inclusion of women manufacturers and entrepreneurs into the corporate supply chain by helping them become qualified vendors.
The competitive AWP Network Vendor program, which launched in 2020 has received over 12,000 vendor applications and has helped women-owned made-in-Nigeria brands get on the shelves of large retail stores.
Among the vendors who are benefiting from the training in Ekiti are: Shallom Isreal International Tours Limited, Ekiti Southwest, Alpha B Multidynamic Global company, Ado-Ekiti; Roots and Herbs Limited, Moba; Michoris Nigeria Limited, Ido-Osi; Wheekanza Global, Ekiti East; Quickiss Global Investment Limited, Ado-Ekiti; Busmop Multidynamic Global Company, Oye; Ekundayo Foods Nigeria Limited, Irepodun/Ifelodun; Joella Signature, Ikere and Igbemo Rice Processing Company Nigeria Limited, Irepodun/Ifelodun.