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How VSLAs were central to success

Women's Economic Empowerment

A global success – In 1991, CARE harnessed the ancient practice of group savings in a new concept called the Village Savings & Loans Associations (VSLA). This programme...

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Strengthening Capacity of Local Authorities

Governance & Stability

CARE Nederland and The Hague Academy for Local Governance (THA) believe that successful inclusive governance (IG) involves working with actors on both sides of supply (state) and demand...

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When women do business, they mean business

Women's Economic EmpowermentBlog

On Tuesday 16 June 2020 CARE Nederland organized the ‘Women Mean Business’ event in support of women entrepreneurs in low-income communities. The event was organized in partnership with...

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Women Mean Business

Women's Economic Empowerment

Decades of progress on gender equality are under threat from COVID-19 but we know that, with the right support, women entrepreneurs living in poverty can contribute to community...

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The Business Case for Investing in Women Entrepreneurs

Through our Women Mean Business campaign, we highlight the multiple reasons why more investment in women entrepreneurs is needed. We also share our specific recommendations. As we navigate...

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Engaging men and boys

As part of our blog series on the five key components for successful enterprise development, we put the spotlight here on engaging men and boys in a woman’s...

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Access to Finance and Capital

In this blog we put a spotlight on access to finance and capital, as part of our series on the five key components for successful enterprise development. The...

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Improving the Business Environment

Formalizing a business, navigating local bureaucracy, influencing policies and procedures or accessing markets and customers can present a challenge for many women, particularly for those who have been...

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Skills Strengthening for women entrepreneurs

In our series of blogs on the five key components for successful enterprise development, we put the spotlight on the importance of strengthening skills. Women living in poverty...

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The power of groups and networks

In our series of blogs on the five key components for successful enterprise development, we put the spotlight here on the power of groups and networks. Bringing entrepreneurial...

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