Challenge Funds are a mechanism that support hundreds of businesses and organisations globally to address development challenges.
By 2018, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) had delivered thirteen challenge funds, supporting hundreds of businesses and organisations globally. Inclusive Business Sweden reviewed three of Sida’s funds: the Somali – Swedish Business Programme, the Colombian Innovation for Peace and the Challenge in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The businesses – our so-called #ChallengeChampions – shared their personal stories of how they are continuing to create impact in their communities, and how the support they received from the Sida challenge fund has helped them along the way.
Here are their stories: