Coca-Cola empowers 50 Internally Displaced Women with Business Scheme


Coca-Cola Nigeria has announced a micro business empowerment scheme for over 50 internally displaced women.

The company made this announcement in a statement released last week Wednesday, stating that the project is part of its 5by20 Women Economic Empowerment Initiative which seeks to provide quality personal development and small business appreciation training for women.

It said that the two-day programme tagged ‘IDP Women Value Chain Integration Programme empowered women with assets that would enable them to start their respective small-scale businesses.

The Public Affairs Communications Manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Amaka Onyemelukwe, was quoted as saying, “We believe there is no better investment than women to spur economic growth and foster sustainable development. Women are pillars of the communities we serve and pillars of our business. They will play a transformative role in shaping our global economy over the next decade.

“In 2007, the Coca-Cola Company started the Global Women’s Initiative known as 5by20 as part of our 2020 Vision to support women in global leadership positions, grow our pipeline of female talent and empower women of all cadres to be financially empowered, thereby creating a sustainable society.”

During the programme, the women would be taught different methods and skills needed to successfully run a micro business, business sustenance and money-saving techniques, customer relationship management, as well as the knowledge of the right attitude to run a successful business,  the statement added.