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Supporting entre­preneurs in developing countries

We offer micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries better access to the financing and support services they need. Our objective is to help entrepreneurs position themselves in the market and grow. 

Entrepreneurship as driver of economic and social change

The economies of developing and emerging countries are dominated by MSMEs, which are often informal and precarious in nature. By focusing on entrepreneurs, we help them create jobs, drive sustainable development and reduce poverty.

Our initiatives help businesses

We empower businesses in developing countries to succeed and grow, the world over, from Latin America to Africa. Our teams help entrepreneurs draw up business strategies and optimize their operations.

Support MSMEs with their operations and strategies

  • Analyze the needs of businesses to help them with their structure
  • Pinpoint obstacles and find solutions to overcome them

Finance and support growth and innovation

  • Implement strategies to meet growth and innovation targets
  • Improve access to financing for businesses for their development and growth

Support entrepreneurial skills of women

  • Promote soft skills, like leadership and self-confidence, through training, coaching and mentorship
  • Offer support services

Promote youth entrepreneurship

  • Design programs combining financial literacy, guidance and financing for young entrepreneurs

We find solutions that suit local realities

EFECS project in Sri Lanka

Facilitate the sustainable growth and development of MSMEs

This project enabled us to help entrepreneurs sustainably manage their finances and their activities. It also highlighted the important role played by financial cooperatives in the day-to-day operations of small businesses.

After taking the innovation training program, I expanded my store. It's no longer a single room; it’s now an open space offering customers a lot more products. My goal is to make this store a one-stop shop for every customer by providing groceries, food and even delicious teas.

Nirosha Pathiratne

Grocery store owner

Graduar PYMES project in Colombia

Provide guidance to financial institutions and promote inclusive finance

We support 5 local financial institutions to better serve MSMEs, which in turn benefit from financial services and products in line with their needs so they can organize and evolve.

We finally have space for our business. I can't help but be totally moved to see this dream come true. After years of struggling to get the resources needed to move this project forward, and after going through the most difficult year for my business and myself, today it's a reality and nothing short of a miracle!

Laura María Zuluaga Hernández

Restaurant owner


Discover our other areas of expertise

Making sure farmers have the tools they need

Making sure farmers have the tools they need

Empowering women and promoting gender equality

Promoting gender equality and empowering women

Helping young people take their place

Helping young people take their place