The fifth and sixth editions of the NBC Trade Fair held in Lagos and Abuja attracted over 30,000 shoppers and over 375 entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services, boosting sales and gaining visibility.
The two-day fair recorded a success of over N140 million in gross sales due to the availability of seamless payment solutions by Access Bank. The fair received innumerable feedback and positive testimonials from entrepreneurs and shopkeepers alike.
Speaking on Access Bank’s interest in women-owned SMEs and the resulting partnership with Naija brand Chick, Deputy Managing Director, Retail Banking North, Access Bank Plc, emphasized the impact of women on the national economy and the need for corporates to support Thrown light on. Women Entrepreneurs.
“Increasing women’s participation in the economy, especially through women-owned small and medium enterprises, has a positive impact on economic growth and broader developmental goals. Therefore, the bank’s partnership with Naija brand Chick will help improve the general economy.” doing so is strategic to our vision to change the narrative for women entrepreneurs by providing them with opportunities to grow their businesses and access new markets for profitability. Our long-term plan is to be the preferred choice for women-owned small and micro enterprises in Africa Bank, and we intend to do this by connecting our customers to global business opportunities while bridging the identified financial inclusion gaps,” Ituokwu said.
Access Bank Plc, through the W Banking Group, enables women entrepreneurs to access concessional financing through the W Power Loan as well as through capacity building programs such as the IFC Mini MBA.
W Banking Group is also home to the Maternal Health Support Scheme (MHSS), through which access banks to local and international treatments for fertility, antenatal and postnatal care, and other specialized procedures such as hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), myomectomy (removal of fibroids) ) supports. ), dental, bariatric and orthopedic treatments.