Lack of financing to grow their businesses online is another challenge facing the region’s female entrepreneurs. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Lack of financing to grow their businesses online is another challenge facing the region’s female entrepreneurs. Photo: SCMP Pictures
E-commerce

Women can drive Southeast Asia’s e-commerce boom with improved access and financial support, IFC report says

  • Women account for half the region’s e-commerce vendors but tend to run smaller-scale businesses in high-competition, low-value sectors
  • The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the transition to online platforms but has also disproportionately hurt female-owned businesses

Lack of financing to grow their businesses online is another challenge facing the region’s female entrepreneurs. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Lack of financing to grow their businesses online is another challenge facing the region’s female entrepreneurs. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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