April 21, 2019
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Ivanka Trump touches down in Ethiopia for women entrepreneur initiative

Addis Ababa, Apr 14 (efe-epa).- Ivanka Trump, daughter of the United States President Donald Trump, on Sunday touched down in Ethiopia as part of a government-organized trip to promote the empowerment of women, especially in the ambit of employment and business.

"Just landed in Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa and the continent's highest city," Trump, who is also an advisor to her father, in a message shared on her Twitter account.

She later joined US Agency for International Development representatives at the Ethiopian Coffee Association (USAID).

"With USAID support, they are overcoming a lack of access to capital and growing their businesses," she said.

The first daughter was welcomed to Addis Ababa by the US representative to the African Union, Mary Beth Leonard, and the US ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor.

Trump met with female coffee entrepreneurs at the Dumoro café in the capital to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing women in the industry.

During the meeting, Trump said she supported initiatives to boost opportunities for women looking to start up business in Ethiopia and announced that a loan of $260,000 would be granted to help the company Azalech Coffee Roasting expand.

Trumps's entourage took part in a traditional coffee ceremony – the African nation is world-renowned for its quality coffee production.

The US State Department said the presidential advisor would visit both Ethiopia and the Ivory Coast between Apr. 14-17, along with the director of USAID, Mark Green.

The visit comes as part of Trump's Women's Global Development and Prosperity initiative which aims to help over 50 million women in developing countries improve their economic prospects by 2025.

The program aims to promote new projects, offer training, facilitate financial support and promote reforms to break down gender inequality faced by women, especially in developing nations.

It is to be financed with public and private funds, with an initial budget of around $50 million allocated by USAID, which came under fire when some interpreted the budget as being the equivalent of just $1 per woman the plan hopes to help.

Trump's visit to the Ivory Coast is set to focus on women in the cocoa industry. EFE-EPA


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