"We are delighted to see the Business Women service expand into Tanzania," said Jawahar Kanjilal, Vice President and Global Head of Nokia Life. " Business Women has the ability to inform as well as inspire, giving women entrepreneurs direct opportunities to develop and apply new skills. We are very proud to be part of this initiative and make a real impact with entrepreneurial women in Tanzania."
Mama Muze is one of the women already supported by the Tanzania Gatsby Trust. She established her food processing business in 2005 but is struggling to get more customers. The Business Women service was designed with women like Mama Muze in mind. It will provide access to information about how to work with traders, improve distribution channels and tap into valuable existing networks, all of which will support women entrepreneurs in growing their businesses.
About the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women provides women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets with the skills, technology, networks and access to finance that they need to become successful small and growing business owners, so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies.http://www.cherieblairfoundation.org About the ExxonMobil Foundation The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. Globally, ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation provide funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2012, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided US$256 million in contributions worldwide. Since 2005, ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation have invested more than $60 million in a global effort to help women fulfil their economic potential and drive economic and social change in their communities. http://www.exxonmobil.com/community About Nokia