The Coca‑Cola Foundation & United Purpose to support 40,000 women entrepreneurs through new Women Business Centers:
Since 2015, The Coca‑Cola Foundation in partnership with United Purpose has empowered over 100,000 women in Bangladesh through the establishment of the Women Business Center (WBC) program. Since then, 70 WBCs spread across Jamalpur, Khulna and Bagerhat districts have been set up to address the daily obstacles that women entrepreneurs face and provide necessary solutions to improve the wellbeing and economic empowerment of women.
The foundation announced on 6th March, the launch of 30 new Women Business Centers (WBC) of which 15 new centers will be formed in Sunamganj and 15 more will be formed in Gopalganj District to improve the wellbeing of women in those area by creating a sustainable business model for 40,000 new and existing women entrepreneurs. The plan is to cover 15,000 new women producers in remote Haor regions of Sunamganj district, 15,000 women producers in Gopalganj district and 10,000 women producers in Dewangang and Bakshigang Upazilas, Jamalpur district.