Calling All Small Business Men and Women: Lending Expertise to Women’s Collectives Abroad
written by Ellen Freudenheim, MPH
Many experts believe that women hold the key to economic development in impoverished third world areas. However, because women are often kept from working outside the home, or even from owning their own property, individuals cannot easily break the mold. Working together, as in a woman’s collective, gives individual women a way to build experience and financial independence.