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About ANDE
A global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in developing economies.

ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty.

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Register now for the 2022 ANDE South Asia Convening

ANDE India is hosting the first ever ANDE South Asia Convening this year, between August 16-18. Join us for this virtual convening on resilient entrepreneurship focusing on climate & environment, gender equality in SGBs and ecosystem building for the region. We are grateful to be partnered on this by Bangladesh Angels, BetterStories Ltd, SAFAL Partners, Hatch Sri Lanka, National Incubation Center Karachi and PakTek Hub.

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Registration for the 2022 ANDE Annual Conference is Now Open

After two years of virtual conferences, the Annual Conference is back in person for 2022 outside Washington, DC. This year’s theme, Resilient Entrepreneurship, will bring the ANDE community together to discuss how to best ensure the strength and sustainability of the SGB sector.

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ANDE Updates

Read about the Kawjo Foundation's work promoting women-led markets in Malawi and helping lift women--and the families and communities that depend on them--out of poverty.

ANDE spoke with Rebecca Fries, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Value For Women, to learn more about how her organization utilized and shaped ANDE membership from its founding a decade ago until today.

“It’s a myth,” said Harish Hande, co-founder of India based solar company SELCO, about the notion that businesses cannot be social enterprises. Hande has been debunking this myth since he started SELCO in 1995 with the mission of making sustainable energy accessible to poor communities in rural parts of India. Today, SELCO provides affordable solar energy to one million people.

COVID-19 and the SGB sector

Given the importance of SGBs to economic growth and job creation, supporting these businesses must be a critical part of the global recovery. To support our members and the overall SGB sector during the ongoing crisis, ANDE is working to understand and meet our members’ evolving needs, providing relevant resources and a platform for sharing adaptation strategies.

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