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The Ministry is funding 31 women projects worth ZW$24.8 million



May 17, 2022

Under the 100 day cycle of Priority Projects reporting for 2022 - the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development reported that: 
(i)  The Ministry is funding 31 women projects worth ZW$24.8 million through the Women Development Fund in the Mashonaland Central and Harare Metropolitan provinces, with 109 women directly benefiting and a further 400 people benefiting indirectly.

Previous Updates

$4,7billion set aside for Financial Inclusion of Women



Dec. 7, 2021

$4.7 billion allocated in the 2022 national budget to support financial inclusion of women.

UNDP & Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank Sign Financial Inclusion Deal



April 9, 2021

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Zimbabwe Women's Microfinance Bank (ZWMB) have agreed to work together to support women, youths, and people with disabilities. The two organizations will collaborate on issues of common interest, such as gender equality and human rights, under the terms of the agreement. Prior to the signing, UNDP provided technical and financial assistance to the ZWMB's formation, in partnership with the Zimbabwean government. ZWMB is also working with UNDP to execute the Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls.

Women's Bank Disburses ZW$50 Million Loans



Nov. 13, 2020

According to business digest, the Zimbabwe Women's Microfinance Bank granted over 30 000 loans for over ZW$50 million (US$617 284) in the first nine months of this year, and is contemplating issuing loans in foreign currency in the future.

Over 3600 Women receive loans from Women's Bank

ZBC News


Jan. 8, 2019

Over 3600 women have started their income generating projects have accessing loans from the Zimbabwe Women's Microfinance Bank.