Tag: women

Financial Toolkit for Women Being Introduced in Kenya

Farmers and rural entrepreneurs generally find it hard to access credit. Women find it particularly difficult, for a variety of reasons, e.g.: lack of collateral (e.g. title deeds), no credit history, and cultural stereotyping among others. 2SCALE interventions are designed to overcome these biases. Selection of project partners and beneficiaries is deliberately skewed in favor of women. Venues and timings…

Breaking Down Barriers with Briquettes

Shapna Mondal, popularly known as Guti Boudi (Guti sister-in-law) among her neighbors, is a female briquetting machine owner in Southern Bangladesh. Shapna, 35, is married to Tapan Mondal, an agro-input retailer who sells crop seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides in his shop. After their marriage, Shapna started to help her husband in his business, which was not running smoothly at the…

Never Too Old to Learn Something New

  “I am very glad that IFDC changed my life. It increased my income and bettered my livelihood well into the future.” Nwe Nwe Win, 50, is a model woman farmer living in Htoo Lay Su Village, Htantabin Township of Yangon Region. Her husband Ye Win is also a farmer, and they have a son, 26. In the summer of…

Overcoming Hardship. Expanding Horizons.

IFDC helps women farmers achieve their dreams because we believe their empowerment is a key to future food security. In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to share the story of a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, Selina Begum. Her story shows what can happen when an empowered woman believes in hard work, dedication and dogged determination in the face of hopelessness.…

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