April 21, 2011 — The Asia Foundation’s video “Access to Credit: Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh” was nominated for the 2011 Webby Award in the Best Editing category. We are proud to be nominated with an illustrious group, including National Geographic and ESPN.
The video portrays a group of women entrepreneurs in the Northeastern Bangladesh city of Sylhet who have joined together to advocate for better access to loans for women. Through their efforts, more women are now finding the means to grow their own business and boost employment in their region. The Asia Foundation, in partnership with BICF, has provided technical assistance and training to women’s business forums in four districts of Bangladesh since 2008. Watch the video here.