Women entrepreneurs in Africa are on the rise, according to the Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) released this week.
This index is said to help enhance the understanding and identifying factors and conditions that will help close the gender gap across various economies.
Here are the numbers:
34.8 percent | Percentage of Uganda businesses owned by women entrepreneurs
54 | Number of economies examined by the MIWE
100 percent | Uganda’s score for advancement outcomes via women entrepreneurs
93.9 percent | Uganda’s labor force participation rate
90.5 percent | Percentage of women borrowing or saving money to open businesses due to knowledge and financial access