Power is the thread that connects the surge in gender-based violence during the COVID crisis with violence against people of color, including by police officers. “Power is the issue: inequity and structural inequities that affect people in all sorts of different ways,” Criterion Institute’s Joy Anderson said in an interview on ImpactAlpha’s Returns on Investment
“Female founders are being left out at a time when their ideas are needed most,” says Rethink Impact’s Abramson. “Now is the time to address these market blind spots and double down, not lean out.”
The investment from Finnfund, Nordic Microfinance Initiative and France’s Proparco will help Proximity triple the number of farmers it supports and increase loan sizes.
With Fund II, Victress is targeting women-led consumer brands, services and marketplaces.
A spate of efforts have arisen to prevent the emerging markets' small businesses sector from collapsing, which would decimate the enterprises, the funds that have backed them, and the impact they're having.
The women-led startup, whose name means “healing” in Arabic, directs customers’ prescription orders to nearby pharmacies for direct delivery directly to customers.
The company raised its first institutional funding round to replicate human breast milk using mammary cells and to eventually market the product as a more nutritious alternative to cow-milk based baby formulas.