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    Helping African women crack export markets

    Since its launch, ITC’s ACCESS! programme has helped hundreds of businesswomen enter both regional and global export markets.

    Office for Africa
    June 22, 2012

    ACCESS!, ITC’s programme to help  women businesswomen in Africa, has empowered hundreds of entrepreneurs in sectors from coffee, leather and horticulture to textiles, handicrafts and services by giving them access regional and global markets — and the tools to ensure success.


    Sara Katerbalirwe, for example, received support from ACCESS! to build her bark cloth business, which is now the largest of its kind in Africa. Paully Appiah Kubi’s fruit and vegetable dryer company, Ebenut Ghana, started with a single dryer handling 20 pieces at time. Today the company sells three tonnes of dried fruit a month and exports to other African countries, Europe and the US.


    Other ACCESS! success stories include Bernadette Zeiler’s medical-supply companyBMZ Import and Export Agencies, Kalisa Umutoni’s G-Mut and Kaltume Jafuru’s Stamina Foods.


    If you want to learn more about these and other ACCESS! success stories, please download African women get ACCESS! to crack export markets.