Value for Women (VFW) is a global social enterprise that works closely with partners to design and implement research, technical assistance, evaluations, tools and blended capacity-building initiatives in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean focused on impact investing and the SME space. Our organisation firmly believes in the MSME sector as key for economic and social growth, and that women’s empowerment and gender inclusion are intrinsic to this when unlocking women’s potential to drive growth at the individual, family and community levels in emerging economy contexts.
We develop close, collaborative, long-term partnerships to identify and test new solutions that drive the impact investment and SME sector forward to maximise impact for underserved individuals, and with gender and social inclusion at the core. We work on gender, entrepreneurship, investment and SME-growth, in various sectors including agriculture, finance, climate and energy.
Our efforts focus on practical, hands-on, implementable actions towards research, learning, design of products and services, and evaluation with a gender lens. We work with our partners to clearly demonstrate the business case and the social impact value of their work. We seek to combine existing expertise, experience, and knowledge of our partners for innovation; emphasising economic and social inclusion while addressing immediate needs as well as strategic, long-term interests of the stakeholders our clients serve. Our team participates in key thought- leadership on gender lens investing and has acted in diverse advisory capacities for DFIs, donors, corporate foundations, INGOs, banks, SGBs, and others. Our team operates out of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Check us out on www.v4w.org and @Valueforwomen