TWCC members want more platforms to expand markets

By Guardian Reporter , The Guardian
Published at 06:00 AM Jul 10 2024
TWCC’s Executive Director, Mwajuma Hamza
Photo: Courtesy of TWCC
TWCC’s Executive Director, Mwajuma Hamza

MEMBERS of the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) have expressed their desire to access more platforms to market products locally and globally.

They expressed their wish yesterday during discussions with NMB Bank officials at the 48th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF). The discussions dwelt on financial opportunities and solutions that contribute to their growth and national development.

TWCC participants are leveraging this renowned platform to market and sell various products, including processed foods, tailoring services, cosmetics and beauty products, health and medical supplies, and traditional medicine, among others.

TWCC’s Executive Director, Mwajuma Hamza, lauded the financial experts for acknowledging women's efforts in uplifting businesses and stimulating economic growth.

“We’re recognizing and valuing the bank’s efforts to our members, who have long benefited from the bank's services, with many holding accounts, loans, and insurances provided by the institution,” she said.

"On behalf of the TWCC Board and Women Entrepreneurs of Tanzania, we deeply appreciate NMB for continuously supporting our economic growth by closely assisting our members," Mwajuma acknowledged.

She urged TWCC members to take advantage of the opportunities presented by Mwantumu's visit, including financial education, loans, and insurance services, which significantly contribute to accelerating their economic growth through their businesses.

One TWCC member, Janeth Munisi, shared her experience as a beneficiary of the bank’s loans for small, medium, and large-scale entrepreneurs, attributing her economic stability and ability to employ other women to the bank’s support.

"As a businesswoman and TWCC member here to exhibit our processed products, I have greatly benefited from NMB, having received numerous loans and participated in seminars, conferences, and NMB business clubs," Janeth noted.

Mwantumu Salimu, bank’s company secretary, emphasized the bank's recognition and appreciation of women's contributions to economic expansion.

She highlighted the bank's commitment to supporting and collaborating with them by providing friendly financial solutions to aid their economic growth.

"We recognize your tireless efforts as women entrepreneurs. You serve as an exemplary model for many women across the country, inspiring young girls to gain confidence and commit to their work, businesses, education, and other endeavours.

"Your unwavering dedication, professionalism, and high level of trustworthiness have been pivotal in empowering women across various business sectors. TWCC stands as a testimony to the significant progress we witness today," Mwantumu stated.

She encouraged the women to visit the NMB booth to access comprehensive banking services, including financial education, loans, and diverse insurance products, such as the "Machinga" insurance tailored for businesses, through their experts, assuring substantial benefits for attendees.

"We also offer accounts like NMB Jiwekee, NMB Pesa, and NMB Kikundi, which seamlessly connect to the NMB mobile service, allowing customers to borrow from 1,000/- to 1 m/- without collateral or visiting our branches," she elaborated.