"Our goal is to reach 50 million women in developing countries by 2025", she stated. Today, she heads to Ivory Coast in West Africa, for the second leg of the trip.
During her maiden trip to Africa, Ivanka with support of the U.S. government aims at empowering 50 million women in developing countries by the year 2025 under the Women's Global Development and Prosperity initiative.
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, right, is greeted as she arrives for a ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral honoring the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Monday April 15, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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It was not immediately clear if the controversy that surrounds the US president will follow his daughter to Africa.
Ivanka Trump said she would campaign for women's right to own and inherit land in Africa as she visited Ethiopia on Monday to promote a $50 million USA development project. On the same occasion, Ms. Trump announced an award of a $260K loan provided by Enat Bank to help Azalech Tesfaye Owner of Azalech Coffee Roasting, Grinding and Packaging to expand her business, an award made possible as part of the United States government's initiative to help women in business.
She also visited a clothes manufacturing company, Muya Ethiopia, which exports clothes to local and global markets. She was welcomed by dancers and she interacted with women seated at colorful looms. "Africa is on the rise", Zewde told Trump as the two participated in the panel discussion before a packed, largely female audience. She praised the quality of the coffee, the Ethiopian cotton, and the skills and the craftsmanship of the Ethiopian people. The president has not been kind in his remarks about Africa and its migrants. The Overseas Private Investment Corp. provides loans loan guarantees and political risk insurance, funding projects that stretch across continents and industries. Miss Trump announced a loan, to be issued by a local women-focused banked and backed by USAID, to build a coffee business owned by women.