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USAID Provides ZMW 280 Million to Support Zambian Agricultural Enterprises

On August 3, 2020, USAID/Zambia awarded a contract to ACDI/VOCA for the prime role of implementing the USAID Enterprise Development …

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USAID Zambia Enterprise Development and Growth Enhanced (EDGE) Activity

The USAID Zambia Enterprise Development and Growth Enhanced (EDGE) Activity is a five-year $14.5 million activity that aims to create …

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Could Asset-Based Finance Be a New Solution for Financing SMEs?

Published by Marketlinks, March 10, 2020

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Are Kenya’s Mobile Lending Apps Solving or Perpetuating Debt?

A recent article published by Boston Review explored the pitfalls of digital finance and mobile lending apps in Kenya, a …

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The Feed the Future, Farmer-to-Farmer Connection

Do you know the important connection that exists between USAID’s global Feed the Future initiative and the volunteer program Farmer-to-Farmer …

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Ivanka Trump & USAID Administrator Green Meet Women Entrepreneurs Empowered by ACDI/VOCA in Colombia

Four Colombian women had the opportunity to present their business ventures to Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and eldest …

AV Ventures Partners Locally to Bring Impact Investing to the Kyrgyz Republic’s Missing Middle

In the Kyrgyz Republic, as in many emerging or developing countries, large firms attract investors with deep pockets, while smaller …

Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise (PhilCAFE)

Despite significant progress in recent years, the Philippine coffee sector remains in need of support to realize its full potential …

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Helping Women Forge Their Own Paths Out of Extreme Poverty in Kenya

In traditionally patriarchal societies like those in Northern Kenya, women continue to face entrenched gender biases and inequalities that limit …

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USAID Enterprise Competitiveness Project in the Kyrgyz Republic

Increasing market access and competitiveness Background Narrative To increase sales and jobs at Kyrgyzstani small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the …

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Mozambican Entrepreneur Opens Nursery to Cultivate Seeds and Customers

Roughly 80 kilometers outside of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city, smallholder farmers like Jaime Alberto Tila are looking for ways to …

From Struggling Milk Producer to Thriving Entrepreneur in Burkina Faso

In central-northern Burkina Faso in the city of Kaya, fresh milk is not always available. Because of low investment in …

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USAID Provides ZMW 280 Million to Support Zambian Agricultural Enterprises

On August 3, 2020, USAID/Zambia awarded a contract to ACDI/VOCA for the prime role of implementing the USAID Enterprise Development …