For Women’s Microfinance Initiative true change is more than simply lend a certain amount of money to rural women in East Africa but offering financial literacy training as well so they can actually achieve economic independence.
With 18 pre-schools built since 2006, The Anganwadi Project has excelled at bringing new community-based and climate resilient design models to some of India’s poorest and forgotten communities.
The more I interview female entrepreneurs, the more I see how many answers lie within us and how much potential we have to change the world.
For most families in Togo, Africa, the cost of school uniforms is too high to pay.
At an estimate of $15 dollars, the garments are not seen as a necessity in this small country, where nearly 70 % of its rural population lives on less than $1.90 per day.
Inspired by a story featured in the bestseller book Half the Sky (2010) on how the provision of school uniforms helped school retention rates, Payton McGriff started brewing a simple business idea: teach girls how to sew their own uniforms so they could always go to school.