Women's Economic Empowerment

“I Couldn’t Reconcile Working and Looking After My Children”: How a Small Business Owner in Mozambique Defied COVID-19 to Turn Her Salon Around

A business skills training program helped Gilda Lourenço find a way to care for her family while helping her small business survive the pandemic. And now she’s ready for more.

Entrepreneurship, Small and Growing Businesses, Women's Economic Empowerment
Local Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses, Women entrepreneurs, Women in business

A Hostel Owner From Peru Leads Her Small Business With Determination: How Ermelinda Vargas Paye is Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges

Ermelinda Vargas Paye, owner of Hostel Mary in the city of Moquegua, Peru, won’t let COVID-19 steal her spirit – or her livelihood. A lifelong attitude of determination, and business training from TechnoServe, prepared her to lead her enterprise through the pandemic.

Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses, Women's Economic Empowerment
COVID-19, Local Economic Development, Small and Growing Businesses