The world needs to work for women

At a recent event with CARE, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands said: “We need to show financial institutions that there is a strong business case for serving female entrepreneurs”.

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“I discovered that there are women fighters all around the world.”

Sandra Xiquín from Guatemala, who featured in our ‘Unlikely Entrepreneur?’ campaign, visited the Netherlands in March. She was invited to speak at a high profile event on women entrepreneurs, at which Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was also speaking. Here, she tells us about her visit.

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Inspired in Ivory Coast

“It moved me a lot to see how this programme is really part of community life in the villages that we work in.”

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“I’ve started my own company” #WeGotThis

Selvamalar is our #March4Women Entrepreneurial Heroine. She survived a civil war, started her own business to become the breadwinner of her family when her husband left her and now employs other women in her community. This is her story.

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