Archive for Author: B4ETD_editor

SMALL RURAL CLOTHING BUSINESS GOES INTERNATIONAL WITH AMAZON ECOMMERCE

COUNTRY:   Thailand Lanna Clothes Design started as a small woman-led business in rural Thailand. The owner was highly dependent on the tourist season for sales and had to travel extensively throughout the region to reach her customers in tourist centers and popular markets. Struggling to make ends...

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JUMIA GROUP: CHANGING TRADERS’ LIVES VIA ECOMMERCE IN AFRICA

COUNTRY: Cameroon https://youtu.be/WsuaeYdSXjQ Running time: 4:02 Language: French The Jumia Group, formerly Kaymu, is an online platform that has helped to economically empower tens of thousands of traders in Africa in the past 3 years through e-commerce. Jumia helps traders take advantage of e-commerce by educating...

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EBAY AND ITC PARTNERSHIP TO HELP SMEs IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITH ECOMMERCE

COUNTRY: worldwide eBay has entered into a partnership with the International Trade Center to help SMEs in developing countries to take advantage of the opportunities offered by global digital commerce. Under the agreement, the eBay marketplace provides export-ready companies supported by ITC’s e-Solutions program the opportunity to connect with...

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TRINI TROLLEY: THE CARIBBEAN’S LARGEST ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

COUNTRY:   Trinidad & Tobago Trini Trolley was launched in 2009 to provide residents of Trinidad & Tobago with a wide range of products through a local online shopping website with a convenient 24 to 48 hour delivery. The company was motivated by the ecommerce challenges in the...

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BIZISOL: ENERGY AND CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICA

COUNTRY: Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, DR Congo, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia Running time: 6:10 Africa accounts for 12% of the world’s population yet only 4% of energy use with more than 600 million Africans having no electricity. Internet usage is less than 20%, leaving the young generations out...

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UNLOCKING RURAL COVERAGE: ENABLERS FOR COMMERCIALLY SUSTAINABLE MOBILE NETWORK EXPANSION

COUNTRY: worldwide A large percentage of the world’s population remains offline. Closing this mobile coverage gap is not a technical challenge. It is primarily an economic challenge. Uncovered populations typically live in rural locations with low population densities, low per capita income levels and weak or non-existent...

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THE STORY OF BATIK BOUTIQUE

LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia EXPORTS: Worldwide EMPLOYEES: 7 full-time, 40 part-time INTERNET PRESENCE: thebatikboutique.com What began in 2009 as a small venture of creating unique gifts from batik fabric to sell at local Bazaars, family and friends, quickly moved to a recognized brand – The Batik Boutique –...

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