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About Us

Brief background of SSWEA


The South Sudan Women Entrepreneur Association (SSWEA) is a private Women Entrepreneurs Association limited by guarantee which started in the March 2010 with the Vision to transform the South Sudanese Business Woman into an economically independent woman through empowerment (financial, economic, social, and academic).


Our Areas of operation


Central, Western and Eastern Equatorial, Jonglei and Northern Bar-el-ghazel.


Main thematic areas


Enabling Environment, Financial Services and sustainability, Business growth,
Capacity building, Monitoring and evaluations


Our Main activities


Business skills training and mentorship, Savings and Credit Cooperative Society, Crafts development mentorships,
marketing and centre, Value addition of Shea nuts and building export capacity,
Lobby and advocacy on cross border trading and policies, Gender Based Violence mainstreaming,
Mainstreaming peace and coexistence


Our Aims

To strengthen newly established producer groups and village saving loans association within the targeted value chain. The project will develop effective, sustainable new producer groups as well as assist and strengthen existing ones in the various stages of their development.

To support capacity building and skills for the informal women entrepreneurs that will enable producers to add value to primary agricultural production of shea nuts.

To establish and strengthen access to export markets in Uganda and Kenya for informal women entrepreneurs in shea butter and its products.