The Coca-Cola Company Bangladesh on Sunday announced initiative to provide access to finance for women entrepreneurs in the country.
Shadab Ahmed Khan, managing director of Coca-Cola, came up with the statement while he was launching the ceremony of third phase of its Women Business Centre (WBC) in Dhaka.
The company has targeted to create 5 million women entrepreneurs in the country by 2020 through sustainable development under the project Economic Upliftment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs.
The Coca-Cola will create 100 trained entrepreneurs who will work for benefits of more than 20,000 women in many different ways with a fund of US$1,50,000.
These benefits include providing affordable business services like mobile phone recharge, photo copy, printing, internet access, selling agri inputs, mobile money banking services and free health care services.
The WBC, launched in January 2015, now is active in Jamalpur, Khulna and Bagerhat districts.
In Bangladesh, WBC pioneered by Coca-Cola Bangladesh Ltd, in partnership with Concern Universal, is working for rural women to increase their income by providing technical skills and support to enhance their entrepreneurial capacity.