"Centenary Bank, under our Supawoman Club programme, has in partnership with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda rolled out a financial literacy campaign among women to improve their levels of income and livelihoods.
“Cente Supawoman Club program is one of the ways to address the gender imbalance in access to financial services specifically targeting women either as individuals or in groups. We want to improve their levels of income and livelihoods,” said Hellen Tomusange, the Supervisor Women Banking, Centenary Bank, at Nakawa, adding, “The campaign will also entail business counselling to women whereby we shall teach them book keeping principles and customer care.”
The Cente SupaWoman Club was unveiled by Centenary Bank in 2015 to specifically address the needs of women that aspire to be prosperous.
As part of the campaign activities, Centenary Bank will offer market vendor and class room trainings, networking meetings, exposure visits and mentorship support among others.
The At least 200 women were reached out at Nakawa Market during the maiden financial literacy campaign. The programme will cover other major markets including St. Balikudembe (Oiwino), Nateete and Nakasero for Kampala as well as several upcountry markets.
The Bank is working with over 5000 under our Supawoman Club, 50% of whom are in groups.
About Cente Superwoman Club:
The program allows for women to enjoy a variety of both financial and non-financial services. These include; a special savings account designed specifically for women who desire to save as individuals or groups, financial literacy trainings, discounted health and legal insurance, mentorship and networking opportunities, easy access to credit among others. The main goal of the program is to empower women to be financially literate with the aim of improving their business operations and livelihoods as well as their bankable capacities. It targets business women under the micro and small enterprise segment who aspire to grow their business. They must be between the age of 21 – 65 years of age in urban and peri-urban setting.
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of over 190 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive policy dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector."