Microfranchising at FOROMIC 2012

Guest post by Barri Shorey, Youth & Livelihoods Technical Advisor, The International Rescue Committee

More and more people are beginning to recognize the great potential for job creation, private sector development and support to vulnerable populations microfranchise has. With that in mind I was asked to help moderate and contribute to this year’s Foromic panel titled Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Microfranchising. The microfranchise model enables low-income individuals to own and operate a ready-made “business-in-a-box,” utilizing proven strategies and an established brand from a corporate, franchise partner. 

lunes, 12 de noviembre de 2012/Author: César Buenadicha/Number of views (9445)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Women craft a better life with Wakami Villages

Reality in Guatemala, as in many other countries in the region, is hard. Poverty levels in rural areas are very high, which combines with a lack of sustainable income to become the recipe for and main cause of a reduced quality of life. When the gender ingredient is added to this daunting formula it becomes explosive, and for indigenous women things are complicated even further. But it does not need to remain so. A trio of Guatemalan women has been working for almost 20 years so that this vicious circle becomes a virtuous one.

jueves, 8 de noviembre de 2012/Author: Jessica Olivan Tellez/Number of views (10259)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Nueva alianza para desarrollar modelos de negocio para proveer servicios básicos para la BdP en América Latina

El FOMIN y OMJ del Grupo BID proporcionan donaciones y asistencia técnica a negocios que buscan proveer cuidado de la salud, educación, energía y agua a comunidades pobres y de bajos recursos

miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012/Author: Claudia Moreno/Number of views (6096)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Sustainable agriculture sustains a community in Guatemala

I was really looking forward to this trip to Guatemala. I had been there before on several occasions, and so I knew what to expect in terms of travel, roads, weather and of course, coffee cooperatives. I´ve also been on dozens of due diligence missions during my years at the Bank, traveling all over the region to check in on projects we have funded or are considering funding. But this visit promised to be different. And it sure was. 

miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012/Author: Alejandro Escobar A./Number of views (16697)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

FOMIN y Banco Popular de China anfitriones del primer seminario internacional sobre las microfinanzas en China y América Latina

Más de 200 profesionales, expertos y agentes de políticas públicas de China y América Latina comparten información y mejores prácticas sobre las microfinanzas

viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2012/Author: Claudia Moreno/Number of views (7018)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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