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A processing plant is expected to increase incomes of 120,000 small suppliers of shea butter, nearly all of them women living in poverty.
Gender bond offers owners of small businesses opportunities to find financing—and equal economic footing.
With geographical indication, producers of a distinctive Bosnian cream cheese turn tradition into competitive advantage.
In a new IFC report, South African entrepreneurs offer ideas to help the country bridge its $30 billion small business finance gap.
A microcredit program offers smallholders a credit line in a region where low levels of financial inclusion have been an obstacle to economic progress.