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FSVC Newsletter-Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in Tunisia


FSVC expert volunteers, Damya members and local women entrepreneurs during an FSVC workshop in Tunisia.


In celebration of, #GivingTuesday, which will take place on November 29th, we would like to highlight some of our work which has been made possible thanks to our generous supporters.
One of FSVC’s core strengths is to support greater access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In Tunisia, we have worked to reach this goal by building the capacity of business support organizations to provide improved services and create investor-ready SMEs.
FSVC has assisted Damya, Tunisia’s first women’s business angel network, in recruiting eight women-owned SMEs and coaching them ahead of their first meeting with investors. FSVC’s volunteer experts provided financial, legal and marketing advice to these SMEs to help them strengthen their business plans. They also organized mock pitching sessions to help women entrepreneurs clearly articulate the potential of their businesses and spark the interest of investors.
“I am thrilled to take part of this initiative. The experts were very resourceful and provided me with practical recommendations that helped me articulate my value proposition in a way that better meets investors’ expectations,” stated one participant.
Can we count on you to help FSVC continue to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries?

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The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is a not-for-profit organization that helps strengthen financial sectors in developing and emerging market countries. It does so with the ultimate aim of promoting job creation, economic growth and a better quality of life. FSVC structures practical, results-oriented technical assistance and training missions staffed by senior financial sector professionals who serve as unpaid volunteer experts. Over the past 32 years, more than 10,000 volunteer experts from the international financial, legal and regulatory communities have taken part in 3,400 missions, impacting millions of people in 70 countries.