We are pleased and proud to announce that Tillväxtverket and Västra Götalandsregionen (VGR) will fund our pilot project Women in Inclusive Business (WiB). Convinced that female entrepreneurship is key to address some of the most acute poverty concerns among the BoP, the WiB will connect seven female entrepreneurs from VGR with ditto from the Kisumu region of Kenya.

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Kisumu, the third largest city of Kenya, has a long history of interconnectedness with VGR and entrepreneurs already have the chance of accessing business development assistance across different sectors. We will build upon this relationship and allow project participants to access new markets as well as offering them business development support and share their experiences with female entrepreneurs from new and exciting settings.

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The pilot project will run from April through November 2014.