Niger is ranked last of 189 countries in the UN’s Human Development Index and ranks near the bottom of the list for the Gender Inequality Index.
Income loss associated with Niger’s gender gap is estimated to be 32 percent of GDP. We believe that with the right support, women’s enterprises succeed.
Our Women’s Entrepreneurship programs train cohorts of women in the basics of financial literacy and business practice. By layering our structured training program onto familiar income-generating practices, we seek to render the process more accessible and set these networks of women up to support themselves and one another as they collectively navigate whatever challenges they may face.