THE INCLUSION OF WOMEN IS KEY TO ENDING POVERTY
Nearly 4 billion people live on less than $2 USD a day. Poverty is more than a dearth of finances: it is limited opportunity, restricted freedom, poor education, and entrapment in a vicious cycle.
A FOCUS ON WOMEN
Women comprise more than half of the four billion people living in poverty each day. They face more challenges than men in raising capital. Yet, women reinvest up to 90% of their income to improve the living standards of their communities.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AS THE SOLUTION
Social enterprise creates viable solutions to local problems with social justice at heart. While many of social enterprises make substantial contribution to their communities, they often lack funding opportunities from traditional sources of capital. In total, SME social enterprises face a USD 2.61 billion dollar credit gap in ASEAN alone.