September 21

Visa, Nasscom Foundation to Train Women Micro-Entrepreneurs in India

Nasscom Foundation and Visa, the digital payments gateway, will jointly up-skill women entrepreneurs with digital skills and financial literacy in five states — Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana and West Bengal.

“With the MSME sector in India hit severely by the pandemic and over 70% women entrepreneurs affected, Visa will extend support to, and upskill, these small entrepreneurs across the country with this program. Program partner NASSCOM Foundation will work with over 650 women micro-entrepreneurs and train them to go online, rebuild and expand their businesses. In India, Visa has previously empowered women-owned businesses through a grants program with iFundWomen and is currently working to uplift and digitize local artisan communities across India,” both the organisation announced Tuesday.

Photo  Meena Kadri.

Source: Live Mint (link opens in a new window)

MSMEs, women entrepreneurs