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September 16, 2021

The Inspiring Life Journey of Selome: Multi-business owner and mentor

Selome Mekonnin, 42, lives in Ethiopia’s Oromia region in a rural area known as Babugaya. Selome is a mother of two girls and lives with her husband. While working at a private dairy processing company for six years she dreamed of starting her own dairy farm.

August 16, 2021

Promoting Mentorship and Job Opportunities for Youth in the Dairy Value Chain

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (VCA), through its gender and youth team, facilitates a mentorship program for women and youth community members that links successful business owners with aspiring entrepreneurs in order to enhance their agri-business management skills.

June 18, 2021

Ensuring that Quality and Business Training Opportunities Continue in Madagascar

Since 2018, SHOPS Plus, together with local partner organizations, has trained doctors, midwives, and nurses from over 900 private health facilities in Madagascar on quality assurance/continuing quality improvement and business and financial management. The trainings sought to increase clinical knowledge and improve the quality of service delivery in priority health areas such as family planning, malaria, and COVID-19. The business and financial management trainings aimed to help providers mobilize capital and allow them to manage their health facilities more efficiently and sustainably.

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