JVL Stories of Change

Personal and Business Stories of Women and Youth Entrepreneurs: This booklet is a compilation of stories from selected women and youth who participated in the project and found enrichment and empowerment through entrepreneurship. The stories are presented by sector and introduced with a short overview of each sector’s approach. These stories highlight the women’s and youth’s experiences and the financial and social constraints faced along their entrepreneurial journey. We hope that these stories illustrate the power of capacity building and market linkages to bolster the potential of women and youth in enacting change within their communities and contributing to their country’s economy.

Business Plan Competitions: Addressing the Needs of Women and Youth Entrepreneurs

The JVL project has been implementing business plan competitions since September 2017. This summary document is an overview of the project’s business plan competition; a more comprehensive learning document is currently being produced that will build on the lessons and experiences of applicants, implementing partners, and JVL staff.