We are the jury meeting of CITIBANK's "Micro
Iğsan Necipoğlu, President of Dow Turkey and Central Asian
Republics, Belgin Aksoy Berkin, Member of the Aksoy Group, Yasemin Bulut, who
won the prize last year, Hakan Güldağ, Şelale Kadak and Talat Yeşiloğluvar.
Citibank Corporate Communication Coordinator Nevnihal Çiftçi
reminded the institutions they cooperated with:
- Women Labor Assessment Foundation, Maya Micro Economic
Support Enterprise, Turkish Foundation for Waste Reduction, ARGE Consulting.
This year, 57 indigenous applicants stated that:
- We received applications from 2 micro-entrepreneurs. 33
women were in the final.
We listened to the stories of successful micro entrepreneur
women from Diyarbakır to Karaman, from Kocaeli to Ordu, from Kahramanmaraş to
Eskişehir. Fadimana Dinçer from Karaman summarized how wedding ceremony in the
application file began with the wedding organization:
- I started this at home first. I wanted my daughter, who
was uncomfortable, to grow up. Then I used micro credit and opened my shop.
I wondered about the microcredit I recently used:
- 10 thousand pounds in 2015, 10 thousand pounds in 2016
micro-credit I have used.
I have returned the days when Citibank first organized the
contest. The amount of micro credits used was concentrated between 500-1000 TL.
When I saw 10 thousand credits in this year's files, I thought that:
- Clearly successful women can climb large slices of
microcredit over time.
I have looked at Dincer's last two years:
- 80 thousand in 2015, 100 thousand TRY in 2016.
When the interview ended, he took the step that caught our
- I sell the wedding ceremony and wedding organization
If we were not accustomed to hearing a micro-entrepreneur,
- What countries are you sending?
- Mostly Germany. However, I also have clients in the UK,
Belgium and France.
- Are your customers in Europe Turks?
- Yeah. We started with the ones we liked from the marriages
and weddings of relatives in Turkey. We also built a social network.
I glanced at the results after the 3-hour jury marathon,
Fadimana Dinçer was the winner in the "Vision" category.
The winners of the competition are as follows: Tuğba Çetin
(The Year's Micro Entrepreneur), Şilan Yazıcı (Young Micro Entrepreneur of the
Year), Sahile Kaplan (Financial Success), İmmi Kuşkaya (Social Impact), Second
Impression (Personal Struggle), Yasemin Açıkgöz Local (Local Role Model).
If the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) takes advantage of
micro-entrepreneurial women to export, does not their business develop further?
18 THOUSAND WOMEN'S NAME WINNERS WERE WRITTEN
CITIBANK General Manager Serra Akçaoglu summarized the 9
More than 18 women attended the Micro Entrepreneur Awards in
9 years. More than 250 awards were awarded. I believe that the 18 thousand
entrepreneurs who gave their names wrote their names to the winners. These
women are creating their own successes. Micro entrepreneurs are signing the
Şengül Akçar, Member of the Board of Directors of the
Women's Employment Evaluation Foundation, gave the following message:
- Microfinance services are an important tool in increasing
women's entrepreneurship. Micro credit is contributing to jobs and employment,
encouraging savings and empowering women.
President of the TISSUE Aziz Akgul also described the system
- Everyone's ability is transformed into a business life, a
driving force is needed. This water is the micro-capital which is the small
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