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An unlikely incubator for female social entrepreneurs in rural Asia: Libraries

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“Being born a girl is worthless,” said Chuna Devi, a Nepalese woman. Because her family didn’t think her education was a priority, she grew up illiterate, herding goats and cows. Women make up just 24 percent of the formal workforce…
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What determines the performance of small enterprises in developing countries? Evidence from the handloom industry in Bangladesh

Family-based traditional microenterprises are abundant in developing countries, and in many cases they are a major source of income and employment for both urban and rural poor. With a few exceptions, however, most of these family-based traditional microenterprises in the…
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