It’s easy to want to judge people in developing countries by our westernized ideals or standards. However, it’s important to remember that people living far below the poverty line, have a limited means of income and if they are innovative enough to be able to start a small business, they are all competing for a limited market.
Small businesses contribute to local economies by stimulating economic growth and providing employment opportunities to people who may not be employable by larger corporations.
Women in Borneo have a particularly hard time earning an income and we make every effort to support these women.
The women are pleased that they are able to contribute to the income, and therefore the welfare, of their families through these small enterprises and are researching ways in which they can improve their marketing and distribution in order to reach a larger market