Kenyeh Barlay, from the United Nations Development Program, argues that women entrepreneurs represent maximum potential for community growth.
“Women are more likely to use [business] resources for the family, rather than individual benefit… They’re very adept at making small businesses grow with just a small injection of funds.”
Liberia‘s microfinance program helps women in developing countries to achieve financial independence and improve their professional skills, as well as improving community welfare. In mid-October 1.7 Liberians voted in the first national election since 2003, and almost half of these voters were women, which is a good indication of their growing economic independence.
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