ERIC Number: ED477742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Women Entrepreneurs in the Developing World. CELCEE Digest.
Although many of the 100 million women employed in the developing world are entrepreneurs, they are often unable to become self sufficient or to adequately support their families through entrepreneurship. However, in the past decade, several entities, from microlending banks to United Nations task forces, have intervened to enable women in developing countries become successful entrepreneurs and providers. This digest discusses the challenges and barriers that these women face, as well as some of the positive developments, and considers some of the organizations and entities that work with these female entrepreneurs. The digest notes that, in addition to the economic benefits of women's successful entrepreneurship, there are also social and community benefits. It finds that greater and continued support for entrepreneurial activities is needed to further improve the lives of these women and the condition of their communities. (BT)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Females, Financial Support, Small Businesses
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education, Los Angeles, CA.