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Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories about how different programs are helping women improve their communities by teaching them, among other things, financial literacy. One of the stories highlight how an NGO in Myanmar is helping women access and benefit from financial access and literacy. Another story takes a critical look at the impact of several microcredit projects, including ones focused exclusively on women. D.C.-based Black Girl Ventures is providing networking, mentoring and business coaching for entrepreneurial women of color. Chile also supports female entrepreneurs with mentorship and training for women, and by considering gender criteria in governmental procurement. 

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Stories In This Collection (5)

How governments can open up trillions for women — without spending more

How governments can open up trillions for women...
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In India, Smartphones and Cheap Data Are Giving Women a Voice

In India, Smartphones and Cheap Data Are Giving...
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In Myanmar's slums, women pool savings to get relief from crushing loans

In Myanmar's slums, women pool savings to get r...
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Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field
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Making Microcredit Charities Better

Making Microcredit Charities Better
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