On April 30th, 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed a grant with apparel company Agnesa Tex to co-finance equipment for a new production line for underwear. The grant will enable the company to expand its sales and create 25 new jobs in the next two years.
Agnesa Tex produces sportswear, business shirts, t-shirts, and blouses, under the VAVA brand. It mainly operates in the local market. Currently, the company employs 55 workers, which are mostly women.