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African Women's Entrepreneurship Program

August 22, 2012
African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) is an outreach, education, and engagement initiative that targets African women entrepreneurs to promote business growth, increase trade both regionally and to U.S. markets through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Big Challenges for Small Business

May 13, 2014
Development finance institutions – such as the International Finance Corporation and Britain's CDC – play a significant role in early stage SME financing while laying the foundation for other forms of investment.

Building Capacity in India

September 25, 2014
This project conducts critical research and learning activities to disseminate and share with the development community to examine how women leaders of small businesses can better engage in the cashew value chain.

Strengthening Networks in Peru

September 1, 2013
Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE) and Sector3 Social Venture Group have partnered in Peru to implement the Women Entrepreneurs Leading Development project (WELD).

Supporting Female Entrepreneurial Leadership

August 1, 2013
ACDI/VOCA, with its partner organization Bai Tushum Fund (BT Fund), will work to reduce barriers to human capital, social capital and business information that limit the growth of women-owned SMEs in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Supporting SMEs in Vulnerable Areas

September 1, 2013
The Pakistan Firms Project is helping increase the profitability and incomes of small- and medium­-sized enterprises in vulnerable areas.

A Story Untold: Video Journalism Gives a Voice to Local Women Leaders

July 11, 2013
Citizen Journalism is changing the world by empowering local communities to tell their stories from their own perspectives. WLSME Kyrgyzstan staff members are keeping up with the latest trends in development by holding a multimedia training on 26-29 June 2013 on state-of-the-art mobile journalism or “MoJo” kits to develop skills that will ultimately contribute to the WLSME program’s success.

Bank Targets Women Entrepreneurs with Special SME Loans

May 25, 2012
The Rizal Commercial and Banking Co. (RCBC), one of the largest commercial banks in the Philippines, has introduced an SME business loan program which gives women the opportunity to increase their financial capacity and meet the growing demands of their business.

Challenging Barriers to Women’s Leadership in Cooperatives

April 24, 2013
The International Development division of Land O’Lakes, Inc. – a full-fledged development organization that currently works in 22 countries across Asia and Africa – has observed numerous barriers to women’s cooperative leadership.