The Zena model is founded on the single premise that investing in female entrepreneurs has the power to change the global stories of gender inequality, and extreme poverty. We believe that educated, female business owners are positioned to address systemic and pervasive community issues.
With little to no financial literacy or infrastructure, female entrepreneurs living in rural poverty are vulnerable to exploitation and pitfalls of loans and handouts. In short, female entrepreneurs living in rural poverty are facing two major barriers to business opportunity: lack of education and lack of capital.
We set out to change that...
View the Zena Entrepreneurship Institute website here.
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