Aiming to accelerate the process of women's empowerment, Nagad, the digital financial service arm of Bangladesh Post Office has taken an initiative to recruit 10 women entrepreneurs in each upazila of the country, according to a release.
Nagad will train up the selected women in addition and will give necessary support to deliver Nagad services at the remote level.
Any woman who wants to become self-dependent through providing the digital financial services can apply to be registered as an entrepreneur of Nagad, the fast growing digital financial service provider of the country.
Interested candidates should apply by March 31 via e-mail with a resume. Email address for sending the application is [email protected].
The management of Nagad will organise special training on digital financial services by screening the applicants and ultimately recruit as entrepreneurs from the successful trainee list.
Commenting on the issue, Tanvir A Mishuk, managing director of Nagad, said, “We are working to accelerate the digital transaction services to all types of people across the country. Women empowerment is one of our top priorities. We believe that this initiative will also make a significant contribution to ensuring equal participation of women in digital business and eliminating gender inequality from society, which will also ensure a digital lifestyle for all men and women. Moreover, if women are employed as entrepreneurs, the number of financial inclusion among women will increase.”
There are currently over a hundred women entrepreneurs working with Nagad and a significant number of them have established themselves as Nagad entrepreneurs. Some women entrepreneurs are transacting 0.1 to 0.2 million taka a day and they themselves are earning good money.
This will be a unique initiative to employ women entrepreneurs at the grassroots level in the financial services business, adds the statement.