Dear Agora Community, 

We are excited to share a special edition newsletter that highlights the tremendous impact of Agora companies! From creating jobs across Latin America and the Caribbean to reducing 1,500 tons of pollutants to bringing power to 60,000 households, the 215 Agora-accelerated companies are making a big impact in their 21 countries of operation and across the globe. Check out their collective impact data below and read on to hear more about our entrepreneurs’ impact!

On average, entrepreneurs experience a 91% increase in revenue one year after participating in the Accelerator.

*Impact data represents results collected up to three years after participation in the Agora Accelerator.

The Agora entrepreneurs featured in this newsletter contribute to the following SDGs:

         

COCOTECH CREATES JOBS AND REDUCES POLLUTION IN COLOMBIA

Cocotech (Agora ’17) is changing lives with coconuts! This Moñitos company sources coconut shells to bring opportunities to communities plagued by decades of violence. Fueled by a Kiva loan, Cocotech will hire 12 additional full-time employees, source coconuts from 50 additional families, and recycle over 1,500 tons of coconut shells that would otherwise be burnt and become air pollutants.

KINGO EMPOWERS 60,000 WITH CLEAN ENERGY & RECIEVES FUNDING TO REACH 50 MILLION

Kingo (Agora ’11) is empowering communities with clean energy. Thanks to Kingo, 60,000 households are benefiting from financial savings, improved health, connectivity, and increased educational achievement. With a recent investment from actor and activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kingo plans to power 50 million people by 2035.

PLYMPTON FARMS AND XINCA ARE ‘CHANGING THE WORLD’

Kapil Mohabir of Plympton Farms (Agora ’17) and Alejandro Malgor of XINCA (Agora ’17) were recognized by the World Economic Forum for their work creating job opportunities where they previously didn’t exist in Guyana (Plympton) and producing 21,805 shoes from recycled materials (XINCA).

LAS TRAPERAS CONVENES 4,000 CONSUMERS FOR ETHICAL FASHION EXCHANGE

Las Traperas (Agora ’18) is advancing ethical fashion across Peru. The company, focused on second-hand clothing, recently hosted events that drew thousands of consumers to participate in sustainable and ethical fashion.

PLATA CON PLÁCTICA PROVIDES FINANCIAL EDUCATION TO 120K-140K INDIVIDUALS ANNUALLY

Plata con Pláctica (Agora ’18) promotes financial literacy. This year, the company celebrated it’s 6 year anniversary, reporting 120K-140K monthly visits to their educational blog and 644 posts on financial literacy

DID YOU KNOW…

Agora generates an average of $41 in investment to our entrepreneurs per philanthropic dollar received.

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