H.R.5858 - GROWTH Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 07/20/2006)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||07/20/2006 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.|
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Summary: H.R.5858 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/20/2006)
Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive Act of 2006 or the GROWTH Act of 2006 - Targets assistance for women in developing countries with respect to: (1) microenterprises; (2) small and medium enterprises; (3) private property rights and land tenure security; (4) employment access; (5) trade benefits; (6) exchanges with U.S. entrepreneurs; (7) Millennium Challenge Account assistance; and (8) indigenous women's organizations.
Directs the Secretary of State to establish the Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Fund to enhance economic opportunities for very poor, poor, and low-income women in developing countries with a focus on: (1) increasing women-owned enterprise development; (2) increasing property rights for women; (3) increasing women's access to financial services; (4) increasing women in leadership in implementing organizations, such as indigenous nongovernmental organizations, community-based organizations, and regulated financial intermediaries; (5) improving women's employment benefits and conditions; and (6) increasing women's ability to benefit from global trade.