Small farms are plentiful in Hà Giang, a province in the forested hills of northern Vietnam where Luu Thi Hoa started Po My, an agricultural cooperative that sells peas, leafy greens and honey from local farms.
Hoa’s business not only supports her family — it also provides sustainable livelihoods for her community. But like many local business owners, Hoa took a major hit when the COVID-19 pandemic brought tourism in Vietnam to a standstill.
September 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ - There’s been a historic jump in new businesses in recent years, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. A record 5.4 million applications for new businesses were filed with the IRS in 2021, exceeding the 4.4 million applications filed in 2020, which was also a record.
Today, Strive Community announced the inaugural grant recipients from its Innovation Fund. A total of $1 million was awarded to enterprises developing innovative, scalable solutions to strengthen small businesses’ digital capabilities.
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Across the world, local officials and NGO workers are heroically responding to overlapping, complex crises – whether they’re battling new waves of the COVID-19 pandemic or delivering aid after natural disasters. The energy and determination of these frontline organizations is unmatched, but their technical capacity can fall short in crucial ways.
By Payal Dalal, Senior Vice President of Social Impact, International Markets at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth & Bartosz Ciolkowski, Country Manager Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia at Mastercard
According to the UN, 5.5 million people – mostly women and children, due to the military commitments of men between 18 and 60 – have been forced to evacuate their country, leaving families and loved ones behind.