Daily Data Dive

PYMNTS’ Daily Data Dive: Women Entrepreneurs Take Charge In Africa

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

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