Female entrepreneurs are on the rise. Particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, women are making large contributions to the surge of entrepreneurial activity in their countries. As women are influencing development of the larger economy, they are most often receiving financial support from family and friends.

Select countries and regions to see how many women are new entrepreneurs or business owners, and learn where they're receiving financial support.

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Entrepreneurial activities may be driven by necessity rather than opportunity.