Their Stories - Women led Social Entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East

Their Stories - Women led Social Entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East
A social enterprise is an organization with two primary and interlinked goals: to generate revenue, and to achieve positive social or environmental outcomes. Many women-led social enterprises contribute significantly to the social and economic performance of their countries as they work with hundreds – in some cases thousands – of people, providing fair wages, healthcare and educational support, as well as local environmental protection measures.  This paper focuses on social enterprises in two sectors: craft and natural cosmetics. These two sectors are extremely important for women in emerging economies because of the current and future opportunities they offer.

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