Botha-Bothe, Sept. 21 — Gender Links Lesotho has successfully concluded a five-day training program for 20 youth from the Ts’ana-talana council, focusing on business entrepreneurship.
In an interview with the Agency, Mrs. ‘Manteboheleng Mabetha, the Country Director of Gender Links, explained that the project’s primary objective is to economically empower young women in their business ventures, reducing their financial reliance on men.
Mrs. Mabetha elaborated that the project was born from a study that revealed women often endure abusive relationships due to economic dependency. Therefore, the project aims to equip women with the tools to initiate and sustain successful businesses.
“Our program educates young entrepreneurs on effective business management and equips them to tackle challenges that may arise in their entrepreneurial journey. We’ve observed that many women start businesses not just to thrive but to secure a livelihood after experiencing abuse in their relationships,” Mrs. Mabetha stated.