ANDE is analyzing the promising project data from AWEF Asia projects, which concluded at the end of 2021. One of the early key learnings is that women entrepreneurs who participated in AWEF Asia funded programs reported increased confidence, self-efficacy, financial and investment literacy, and ability to critically evaluate potential investment and financing options.
ANDE spoke to Jona Resphiti of MIT-D-Lab about the organization’s ANDE-funded project under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund to better prepare female founders seeking capital and support investors in bringing more inclusivity to their practices, including impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the project in India and an upcoming simulation of what it’s like to be a female founder trying to raise $5 million.
Meet ANDE's newest member SHE Investments, one of our AWEF grantees in Cambodia, and their innovative journey toward economic empowerment for women entrepreneurs.
ANDE believes SGBs can play a critical role in addressing systemic gender challenges and develop best practices to make the ecosystem more welcoming for women.
Villgro Philippines inspires, funds, and nurtures entrepreneurs who are addressing the most urgent social and environmental issues through innovative market-based models. As an early-stage impact incubator, Villgro specializes in four key sectors, including agriculture, healthcare, education, and climate. Recently, Villgro launched WE Rise, an accelerator focused on addressing the needs of women entrepreneurs and bridging the funding gap with flexible financing solutions.
Value for Women and ANDE, supported by the Walmart Foundation, embark on 7 technical assistance projects in Central America, Mexico, and South Africa.
This piece is part of a series under the theme of “Elevating Underrepresented Voices at ANDE.”