This morning, the leadership of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), led by Chamber President Dr. Erick Rutto, hosted a delegation from the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO), headed by National Chairperson Mrs. Rahab Mwikali Muiu, HSC.

Both KNCCI and MYWO have a presence in all 47 counties, creating an opportunity for a collaborative partnership with mutual benefits. MYWO, boasting 4 million members, plans to join KNCCI across all counties to take advantage of financial literacy and entrepreneurship training provided by financial institutions affiliated with KNCCI. They are particularly interested in women empowerment programs like the Jiinue program.

The KNCCI Women in Business committee, led by Chairperson Ms. Zainabu Mohamed, will work closely with  the MYWO National Chairperson majorly on advisory given that the organization has been in existence for 70years . To share their expertise, all MYWO organization members will be co-opted into KNCCI county chapters, fostering synergy between the two organizations and expanding inclusivity and empowerment throughout the country.

Maendeleo Ya Wanawake has a mission to nurture and empower women through various capacity building interventions that promote women’s rights and sustainable livelihoods in society.

The Chamber President expressed a strong dedication to collaborating with the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) to advance the cause of inclusivity and women’s empowerment throughout all the various county chapters under KNCCI .This partnership aims to foster gender equality, create opportunities for women in business, and drive economic growth by actively involving and supporting women in the business community at the grassroots level across multiple regions.

The meeting was attended by Chamber Vice President Mr. Mustafa Ramadhan, KNCCI CEO Mr. Patrick Nyangweso, KNCCI Busia leadership under Chairperson Mr. Sylvanus Abungu, Mrs. Elizabeth Mayeika, National Secretary of MYWO, and Mrs. Susan Owino, National Trea.surer of MYWO.