Why Social Enterprise Attracts Women
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
An entrepreneur walks around the slums of Kigali, Rwanda, calling on her neighbours. She is a ‘Solar Sister,’ selling small, affordable solar-powered lamps to light people’s homes, taking the place of harmful kerosene ones.
In Shanghai, Huang Ke approaches corporate sponsors with her vision of V-Roof volunteers greening up to 300,000 square metres of the city’s rooftops.
In Gujarat, three artisans embroider patterns onto brightly coloured cloths for SEWA – a trade union that offers women training in business, design and leadership to help them set up their own entreprises.