Vendor in front of Chatuchak weekend flea market in Bangkok. In Thailand, DEG subscribed to Asia Pacific’s First Private-Sector Women Entrepreneurs Bonds issued by Bank of Ayudhya. This so-called ‘gender bond’ introduces special loans for women-run small and medium-sized businesses. It is something Espinoza says is particularly innovative and which she hopes to do more of. Mladen Antonov / ANP