Women Entrepreneurs With Microfinance Loans Face Lots of Challenges, With or Without a Pandemic

According to a new report from crowdfunding lending platform KivaCatalyzing Innovation for Women Entrepreneurs, microfinance-supported entrepreneurs have exhibited the same resourcefulness that has characterized many other small businesses during the pandemic. At the same time, they face a variety of ongoing challenges.

 Produced with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the research focuses on 328 women entrepreneurs in Samoa, Cambodia and Fiji; the enterprises all work with microfinance organizations that are Kiva partners.