Boosting economic growth and female entrepreneurship in Mali
In the framework of a large donor funded “Support programme for economic growth and promotion of employment in the private sector in Mali”, the CNPM (Conseil National du Patronat du Mali) has piloted a private sector advisory support scheme which facilitated the access to financing and the investment capacity of many SMEs. In terms of quality, projects submitted for funding by women and men entrepreneurs are subject to the same requirements. However, the level of self-financing requested are lower for women entrepreneurs in order to take into account their particular constraints in accessing funds.
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