Posts about economic empowerment

Blog posts from Oikocredit UK

  1. Pay-as-you-go solar is lighting up the lives of Ghana’s micro-entrepreneurs

    29 August 2017 at 18:31 - by Archie Pearson - 0 comments

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    Demand for electricity in Ghana is ever-growing but the grid can be unreliable. Renewable energy providers such as PEG are helping fill the gaps

    Micro-entrepreneurs and their families are benefiting from clean, affordable renewable energy, thanks to Oikocredit partner, PEG. Photograph: Capture Ghana

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  2. Egyptian social enterprise addresses gender equality at its roots

    15 May 2017 at 11:15 - by Archie Pearson - 0 comments

    Co-operative, Sekem, uses impact investing to support rural farming communities and provide education for smallholders, with a focus on gender parity

    Carpentry lessons open to local women at Oikocredit partner, SEKEM, Egypt.  Photograph: Oikocredit

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  3. One family's entrepreneurial journey out of poverty using social impact investing

    30 March 2017 at 22:28 - by Monica Middleton - 0 comments

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    One in four of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas, often relying on a few staple crops to meet their daily needs and generate a small income.  They are also more likely to be affected by climate change since many scientists believe it to be responsible for the unpredictable, extreme droughts and rains that destroy harvests and lives.  Since these rural communities have limited access to finance and technical support to build their smallholdings and create greater resilience, they rarely attain the economic empowerment they need to break free from the poverty cycle.

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