Some 86 women have taken part in the Woman’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Kigoma project, run by Energy 4 Impact in partnership with UN Women. The project aims to accelerate economic growth while ensuring that the benefits reach everyone, thereby helping to reduce poverty and create jobs, especially for young people and women.
In Tanzania, only 4% of employed women are in paid jobs, whether in the formal or informal sector, compared with 9.8% of men; men account for 71% of formal sector jobs. In rural areas the main economic activities are agriculture production and transformation, plus activities such as light manufacturing, small mining, trade, services or food production.
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