Skills training program for women street vendors in Kami village

Kohima, March 3 (MExN): The Entrepreneurs Associates (tEA) under their "Uplifting Women Street Vendors" programme, organised a SAIL (Specialized Accelerated Intensive Learning) cum Skills Training Program for the women street vendors on March 1 at Kami village in Phek District.

68 women joined the programme. tEA's commitment to uplift women street vendors has spread across different regions of North East India. This SAIL cum Skills Training Program serves as a powerful tool, empowering women street vendors by addressing their financial challenges head-on.

The programme was led by Mhechieteu Tero; Community Mobilizer and Skills Trainer for tEA.

A brief introduction to the conceptualization of tEA, its manifold activities and financial services was shared by Lhishezuu T Lohe, Assistant Zonal Head East Zone of tEA. 

She emphasised on the need for women to familiarize themselves with the concept of savings and to implement it in their daily lives.

Kewezulou Kupa, a member of Women Welfare Society narrated her experiential sharing, while  Kupa, another member, highlighted the benefits of growing organic fruits and vegetables in larger quantities, which holds great value in the context of wholesale units, triggering a lucrative channel of income.

The SAIL Training was conducted by Atsulie Chirhah, Project Associate of tEA. 20 women were successfully trained on important business ideas and financial exercises such as budgeting, bookkeeping, branding, and electronic payments.

A skills training session was conducted by Mhechieteu Tero, in which a total of 15 women were trained on making delectable tamarillo pickle as a way to generate additional income.