One of the most interesting results of their work shows that when these women do achieve business success, they reinvest in their own communities, their families, and their children’s education. This is the primary reason that Bob chose to focus on funding women’s businesses specifically in Guatemala.
Ultimately, the impact on the country goes much deeper than women becoming financially independent and empowered, but also entire communities becoming more healthy and productive.
The convergence of ideas, people and data often results in ideas coming to life, and impactful solutions to some of the biggest issues we’re facing in the twenty-first century. In this age of social media, we’ve coined a hashtag for this phenomenon: #Data4Change. We look forward to sharing more #Data4Change stories with you in the coming weeks and months – do you have any #Data4Change stories you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them!
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