Women in Small Enterprise Quarterly Report: March-June 2014
Countless women around the world are building successful small businesses. But the odds against women entrepreneurs in many developing countries can be staggering. Often, they face limited access to credit and property, household obligations that consume their waking hours, and cultural standards that discriminate against them.
Oxfam’s Women in Small Enterprise (WISE) program starts with a systemic understanding of these barriers and attracts partners with expertise in the areas of financial services, women’s rights, advocacy, community development, and vocational training to support women in overcoming these challenges. WISE follows Oxfam’s belief in people’s power to change their lives.
This report highlights key accomplishments of WISE from March to June 2014, including details on the initiative’s rollout in Guatemala.