It’s quite remarkable that of all the MSMEs served by formal finance institutions in India, only an estimated 9.5% are owned by women. Globally as well, a survey by ANDE and Value 4 Women found that access to both credit and capital remains a challenge for women entrepreneurs. Juxtapose this with a USAID finding that […]
Social innovation has been hard at work, devising and applying creative ideas to solve development issues. Enterprises like Sakhi are addressing indoor air pollution with their biomass stoves, and reducing domestic dependence on conventional cooking fuel like charcoal. Businesses like Claro Energy are using solar panels to power tube wells.