SEED Female Entrepreneurship Month
Women-led enterprises leading the way to a more sustainable future
At SEED, we embrace the potential of female entrepreneurs and are committed to empowering women. However, we recognise that there is still more work to be done, as the Covid pandemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on gender equality. In light of the International Women’s Day (8 March), this month we celebrate women-led enterprises that are leading the way to sustainable economies. Aligned to his year’s theme "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow", we are looking to highlight the contribution of women promoting on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, in order to build a more sustainable future for all.
SEED's Female Entrepreneurship Month aims to recognise the women who are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. SukkhaCitta, Like Mountains, Womenergy265 and Amaati Group are great examples of this.
- SukkhaCitta provides access to education and living wages to mothers in villages in Indonesia. The enterprise, founded by Denica Riadini-Flesch, provides craftswomen with training in business skills, design and natural dyeing, and then makes their products available to customers around the world through their online boutique.
- Like Mountains provides fair markets to female wild harvesters and organic out-growers. The enterprise, led by Anri Manderson, trains and works with female wild harvesters and out-growers, who grow or wild harvest organic indigenous and invasive essential oil materials.
- Womenergy 265 empowers women to become clean cooking entrepreneurs with an alternative source of income. The enterprise, led by Lillian Nseula, designs, produces and distributes improved cookstoves as well as ovens made from recycled car wheel rims, drums and scrap materials in Malawi.
- Amaati Group (previously Unique Quality Product Enterprise) trains marginalised women suppliers in agronomic practices to farm Fonio, an indigenous grain that has low water requirements and can withstand adverse weather conditions. The enterprise, led by Salma Abdulai, dries, de-husks, packages, stores and markets Fonio cereal products for household consumption in.
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