The next generation of entrepreneurs  

A group of youth sitting together outside.

These are Niger’s future entrepreneurs, teachers, and doctors. Those who will build the country and dream up new ideas. Those who will work for equal rights and opportunities for all.

The group meets every week after school. They get together to save money and have created their own little bank. Everyone saves what they can, and those who need it can borrow money to test out their own business ideas.

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In Photos: Women’s economic empowerment in action

Basma Nazer runs a social enterprise called ‘Khoyoot’, translating as Threads, in Jordan. Basma’s Khoyoot Initiative creates partnerships with women in a refugee camp to produce hand embroidered products. The revenue from the sales is then used to fund more courses and initiatives within the camp. Basma was recently selected as a role model by CARE Jordan to tour the country and inspire other women who are thinking of setting up their own businesses. CARE Netherlands

Women’s economic empowerment means that women have the knowledge, tools and opportunities to unlock their full potential to earn and save money. Here are just a few of the amazing women we at CARE have had the privilege of working with and learning from over the years:

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A patient community: Ramatou’s story

Seated in a circle around a savings box on a sand floor in the village of Hamdallaye in Niger, 24 women have found their way out of poverty – together. By Therese Leine Sogard Can “number seven” please approach? “Number seven” stands up from the patterned straw mat, rubs away the folds in her pink…

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