To support the growing wave of social entrepreneurship, a group of leading organizations came together to accelerate the emergence and growth of social enterprises in Latin America. These efforts are carried out within the framework of the program "Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America".

This strategic program provides social entrepreneurs with specific support at each stage of their development, including by providing funding through donations to help them focus full time on their project, developing skills to prepare for investment and achieve a systemic impact, and facilitating research and information exchange activities.

Phase I of the program was implemented from 2014 to 2018 in Central America and Latin America, with the exception of Brazil, and phase II is starting at the beginning of 2019.

Get to know the impact results and the social entrepreneurs who have been supported by this program.

 


Our Impact in Numbers

73
Social entrepreneurs in 20 Latin American Countries
790,000+
People directly benefitted
$53.1 million
USD Raised in additional capital for all social entrepreneurs

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Check out the stories of some of the social entrepreneurs who participated in the program and the impact their projects are generating. 

Roberto Montesinos

Working to promote a new labor model in Venezuela.
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Bruno Defelippe

Helping social entrepreneurs and startups in Paraguay by creating a supportive ecosystem for innovation.
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Allison Silva

Providing free information and trainings to entrepreneurs in Bolivia.
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Peter Bloom

Working to provide better telecommunication services in Mexico
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“The program made us see more clearly the social impact of our company, and the importance of our shared value model. It enabled us to think big.”

Andrés Albán
Punto Red Colombia
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“The program provided deep reaffirmation of Alterna inclusion approach and where it is going. This support was very important because it challenged current paradigms and amplified our horizon in gender equity.”

Daniel Buchbinder
Alterna
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Social Entrepreneurs