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Going beyond employment to empower girls and women

September 4, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Think about how inclusive business can contribute to the empowerment of women and girls. What comes first to mind is perhaps the obvious: employing women and girls of working age can have a tremendous positive impact on their lives. Many of them already work as unpaid labour, in the family farm, and ... (more...)

Girls and Business in Context in East Africa: 5 Key insights

September 4, 2017 in Hub-Blog

In East Africa, adolescent girls (aged 10-19) face unique challenges that can range from experiencing time poverty due to burdensome responsibilities for domestic chores, to having less access to financial services than their male peers. However, girls are also incredibly resilient and persistent – ... (more...)

SPRING’s Top 10 insights from running an Accelerator.

June 14, 2017 in Hub-Blog

SPRING’s hypothesis is that business has the power to help transform the lives of girls. The foundation of our approach is Human Centred Research and Design, which helps companies identify unmet needs and business opportunities. Since our launch in February 2015, we have worked with 55 companies across ... (more...)

SPRING Accelerator returns to East Africa: applications for Cohort 3 now open!

October 31, 2016 in Hub-Blog

SPRING Accelerator is returning to East Africa for 2017, selecting our next cohort from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and adding Tanzania and Ethiopia.  Applications for Cohort 3 open on the 31 October, and close 1 December 2016. We’re on the look-out for established, ambitious businesses across any and ... (more...)

Why SPRING, why business, why girls?

November 11, 2015 in Hub-Blog

At SPRING we have a very specific focus: identify and support high growth businesses across East Africa and South Asia whose products or services can help girls between the ages of 10-19 to learn, earn, and save without harm. Our goal is to reach at least 200,000 girls living in extreme poverty. Our ... (more...)