How can ICT innovations, in combination with mobile phone ownership, open up new opportunities for women entrepreneurs in a resource constrained setting like Malawi? Do ICTs spur business growth and job creation and, if so, for whom? Do they contribute to inclusive economic development, as donors are enthusiastically proclaiming? With these questions in mind Saskia Vossenberg set off to Mzuzu in the Northern Region of Malawi, where she met William Sibande, project officer of the GROW Movement Malawi (the GROW Movement operates in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi).
This is the second blog post by Saskia Vossenberg, who is travelled in Malawi to collect stories of female entrepreneurs using technological innovations to grow their businesses. She was accompanied by research assistant Tanja Hendriks. Read here the first blog post.