Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in Bihar

TechnoServe is working with Goldman Sachs on a pilot project aimed at creating and improving Access to Finance (A2F) for small women entrepreneurs, engaged in agricultural and allied businesses. A2F for women-led businesses is a priority area for Goldman Sachs in India, and this program in Bihar is expected to serve as an effective testing ground for understanding the challenges faced by women-led, agri- and allied businesses in the rural context. The goal of this project is to improve the livelihood of rural households and to promote greater gender equity by promoting rural women entrepreneurship. Contributing to the project goal, the intended outcome of the project is to increase A2F to rural women entrepreneurs.