The leading voice of the small and growing business sector.

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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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Funding opportunity

The Accelerating Women Climate Entrepreneurs (AWCE) Fund will award at least three one-year grants of USD $30,000-65,500 in Sub-Saharan Africa to address the financing gap and support the growth of women climate entrepreneurs in the SGB sector. Applications are due by August 4, 2021.

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Learn more about Impact Enterprise 20, an innovative initiative co-launched by Change Fusion and UNDP Thailand that aims to grow social impact investment in Thailand.

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ANDE believes SGBs can play a critical role in addressing systemic gender challenges and develop best practices to make the ecosystem more welcoming for women.

Villgro was founded in 2001 by Paul Basil, with a mission to create impactful, innovative and successful social enterprises. Core to their work is the belief that market based models are a powerful way to solve social problems and create impact at scale. By capacitating these models with the right resources and knowledge, they are a sustainable way of creating lasting social impact.

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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