Gender Considerations in Youth Enterprise training

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Hi Simonda,

The Gender constraints faced by youth is lack of fund for starting up the business, family support towards a young female entrepreneur, lack of confidence and opportunity for information on market for the product and services.

Gender consideration in youth enterprise is to ensure that information on programme reaches out on both sex, to support the youth by encouraging them to always participate on networking.

Chichi (talk)04:47, 11 March 2011

Chichi, an idea well noted is the funds for any start-up business enterprise that are very difficult for the youth to raise. Most often, they will even be required to access loans with collateral which the do not have.

Kafuiaheto (talk)05:10, 11 March 2011

Maybe other practical sources of funding should be explored like co-operatives, borrowing money from friends and relatives, selling old items in the home etc.

GabKon (talk)07:14, 13 March 2011

Chichi, I think encouraging women to form or belong to co-operatives commonly called "Stokvels" in South Africa also helps. 

What is surprising is that financial institutions find it easier to give men loans and yet it is possible that maybe women use the loans better and re-pay on time than men.

GabKon (talk)03:58, 12 March 2011