Our business is money; raising capital, creating wealth and energising the capital market. We know that businesses simply cannot grow on human energy alone. Without access to capital, businesses and communities might survive, but they cannot thrive. For our future growth, as well as the future development of ASEAN, we need to help the current generation of small businesses and cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs. We do that through providing financial access and wealth creation opportunities where they currently do not exist.
FACTS THAT WE NEED TO POSITIVELY CHANGE:
- Only 10% of the 600 million people in ASEAN are living in a safe, comfortable homes.
- Only 27% of adults in ASEAN have a bank account.
- Only 33% of businesses have access to capital.
In small communities a business is a purely means for subsistence, only providing a family’s daily needs. Trade[&Give] ASEAN works to create programmes for the underserved to increase access and business support, for self-sufficiency and ultimately financial growth.