Survey: Female Social Entrepreneurship in 2020

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.

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Collective Humanity, weaving a new economic model of female empowerment

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Cambodia Civil War’s legacy teared down the social fabric of the country for decades. During the 1970s, genocide, violence, illiteracy rates, fear and disempowerment spread across most of the population leaving the economy heavily dependent until nowadays on garment, agriculture and tourism industries.

Cambodian women were affected the most by the armed conflict and the nation’s own gender violence dynamics.
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A uniform to save a girl’s education

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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.

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Learning Equality’s open-source model is already connecting a forgotten world

One in three children and youth are out of school or in school but not achieving basic literacy and numeracy. They could be benefitting from a rich variety of open educational resources that exist online, but there’s another problem, over 60 % of the world’s population currently does not have access to internet.

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