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14/01/2015 - 08:51

Are inclusive businesses reaching scale? What scale is that, in terms of revenue and reach? How many fail? These questions are impossible to answer because there is simply not enough comparable evidence. But buried beneath the surface, there is a wealth of monitoring data within programmes that have been supporting inclusive business, whether with grants, investment, technical support or other...

05/01/2015 - 11:13

This was a recurring and concluding theme in a presentation by Mr Tom Derksen (SNV Board Member and Global Director for Agriculture) when he addressed the recent Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe (BCSDZ) Annual Conference held in November 2104 in Harare. Extracts from this presentation are included in the IB Forum Newsletter for December 2014 ( refer to the "Newsletter"...

19/09/2014 - 07:03

In early September 2014, the Inclusive Business Forum of Zimbabwe hosted a workshop for some 50 people in Harare. The workshop provided insights into some interesting ongoing inclusive business projects being implemented in the country by a handful of organizations. Participants heard about progress, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt to date. The companies also discussed the economic...

13/08/2014 - 13:59

My Pads is a pioneering and progressive company who want to change women’s lives by giving them the freedom to live – month after month. My Pads offer practical, high quality, environmentally responsible sanitary products that make financial sense.

Some statistics:

• 44% of rural shops do not sell ANY sanitary wear at all.
• 72% of rural school girls use cloth for their...

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