Our impact

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.

The problem we challenge

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).

Aware of the importance they have for the growth of the region, at Agora we have committed ourselves to fostering the conditions for the development of growing small businesses (PECs), a subsector of MSMEs (98%), and thereby to contribute to social inclusion, environmental sustainability, the reduction of vulnerabilities and the increase in productivity and competitiveness of these companies.
If we can effectively work with these companies where they are, supporting them to integrate social innovations into their models, we can transform millions of people throughout the region into engines of change.

Our impact in numbers

+2300

entrepreneurs
served

+60%

are women
entrepreneurs

31%

in High Touch programs

69%

in Low Touch programs

329

catalysts *

+60%

are women
catalysts

23 countries

where we have
a presence

Countries in which we make an impact

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Goals for 2026:

> 7,500 direct and indirect entrepreneurs

> 20.0000 entrepreneurs for the next 10 years (indirect and direct)

7500

direct and indirect
entrepreneurs

+60%

women
entrepreneurs

38%

In HT
Programs

23%

In LT
Programs

+38%

through
catalysts

700

through
catalysts *

+60%

female
catalysts

23 countries

where we
have presence

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