OUR GROUND-BREAKING PLATFORM


TRADE+IMPACT BREAKs DOWN THE BARRIERS TO TRADE AND PROMOTes THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
IN AFRICA + THE MIDDLE EAST


Trade+Impact is a non-profit trade association: a collaborative global community of members from the craft and natural cosmetic sectors, with a focus on women-led social enterprises in Africa and the Middle East. Our purpose is to advance these social enterprises enabling them to increase the impact on their communities and beyond.

Rose’s story is only one of many from women from across the region. These women are having significant impact on their employees, their producers, and their communities, and are capable of meeting international expectations of quality, design, production capacity, and global demand. 

And yet, barriers like investment and business skills development still remain, hindering these social enterprises’ opportunities to reach the global market.

Because of this, we’ve created a breakthrough global platform to grow these sectors, face the business challenges, and break the barriers these enterprises face.

Our Board of Directors and Advisor Members are assembled from Africa, the Middle East and the wider global community of experts, and we are always looking to partner with other networks sharing the mission and vision of T+I.

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What is a women-led social enterprise?

 

A Trade+Impact social enterprise is a women-led for-profit business in Africa or the Middle East having a profound positive impact on its employees and its community. 

Many women-led social enterprises contribute significantly to the social and economic performance of their countries as they work with hundreds – and in some cases thousands – of people, providing wages, healthcare and educational support for the individuals and communities they touch.

As a member of Trade+Impact, these social enterprises are evaluated and assigned two variables: one on Trade; another on Impact. Their 'T+I' score indicates the export-readiness and community reinvestment of each social enterprise.