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New From CFR: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Entrepreneurship and Poverty Reduction

by Development Channel Staff
February 20, 2013

Members of a sewing circle run by woman entrepreneurs pose with garments in the town of Fungurume, Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 30, 2013 (Jonny Hogg/Courtesy Reuters). Members of a sewing circle run by woman entrepreneurs pose with garments in the town of Fungurume, Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 30, 2013 (Jonny Hogg/Courtesy Reuters).

In an article in the Huffington Post, CFR fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon highlights the poverty-fighting potential of entrepreneurship, especially among women. As she writes:

All around the world, and in the countries and provinces and neighborhoods held captive by some of the most entrenched and toughest to battle poverty, women and men turn to business to feed their families… In the process many are doing much more than surviving. They are transforming subsistence into consistent income and nourishing their families and educating their children, cousins, nieces, and nephews on their earnings.

You can read the full article here.

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