U.S. Embassy in Angola promotes financial inclusion of women through the ELA Program

On Monday, March 29th, the U.S. Embassy in Angola, in partnership with KiandaHub, officially launched the ELA Program (Empowerment, Leadership, Access), as part of its entrepreneurship advancement program, which aims to promote women’s socioeconomic inclusion.  The event took place at KiandaHub’s facilities, located at Rua Alda Lara, No. 3, Vila Alice.

The ELA Program (Empowerment, Leadership, Access) is an initiative of the Embassy of the United States of America in Angola, implemented by KiandaHUB, which aims to train for 6 months, 20 micro-entrepreneurs, providing them with tools for the development and growth of their businesses, and create a support network through mentoring and a book club, in order to facilitate their access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to directly impact the communities where they live.

This is the first edition of the program, which results from years of actions supporting the sustainable development of local communities. The investment in the program is around USD 33,000 (Thirty-Three Thousand US Dollars).

In addition to training the beneficiaries, the program aims to develop the administrative and innovative skills of the partner, KiandaHub, which has been one of the most active players in the local start-up ecosystem.

This program is part of the U.S. Embassy’s activities to promote entrepreneurship as a tool for socio-economic development and human capital, as well as to expand trade relations between the people of the United States and Angola.

The launch of the ELA Program in March is a significant event as the month is used in the United States and in Angola to highlight women’s leadership and ingenuity in driving profound social change.