We commit ourselves to fostering the conditions for the development of small growing businesses to contribute to social inclusion, environmental sustainability, the reduction of vulnerabilities and the increase in productivity and competitiveness of these companies.
In Latin America, MSMEs (micro, small and medium-sized enterprises) play a key role in the economic and social development, seeing as they represent 99.5% of the companies in the region and provide 61% of formal employment (1). However, its participation in the gross domestic product (GDP) is 25%, this is less than double from what its peers contribute in the European Union (56%). This condition is associated with the low levels of productivity of these companies and reveals deficiencies in the connection and articulation with market actors, access to capital and the creation of economies of scale; as well as gaps in technical, management, innovation and negotiation capacities (2); which are added to a growing vulnerability due to climate variability (3).
Our impact in numbers
in High Touch programs
in Low Touch programs
where we have
Countries in which we make an impact
Where do we want to be in 5 years?
Goals for 2026:
> 20.0000 entrepreneurs for the next 10 years (indirect and direct)