Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Aspiring college graduates from low-income Mexican families have seized the chance to fund their studies through the education financing company FINAE. Founded in 2006, the company has expanded its…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Financiación Social (Social Financing or FS), an EPM program, provides accessible credit to those at the base of the pyramid. The program leverages EPM's business platform to assess credit risk…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Mi Tienda provides door-to-door supply of grocery and basic products, as well as financing for merchandise purchase and business expansion to stores in rural communities with up to 5,000 inhabitants…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Microentrepreneurs in the food retail industry face challenges in accessing credit to undertake daily activities or to expand their businesses and in acquiring technical skills to sustainable grow.…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Many private companies in Latin America and the Caribbean have innovative ideas of ways to do business providing basic services such as health care, education, energy, and water to people at the base…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Haitians of all economic levels are interested in buying insurance products, increasingly so in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 2010. One traditional insurance company whose reputation…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Small and medium-scale farmers and agricultural producers are Paraguay's economic powerhouse, but their business growth has been constrained by lack of access to capital. Paraguay's first…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
As global consumption of organic food -including organic sugar- has risen, so have prices and demand. Yet small Paraguayan producers in one of the world's main organic sugar production centers…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Corner stores in Uruguay¿s suburbs and outlying areas are crucial cornerstones of their neighborhoods, selling everything from tomatoes to toothpaste. But no matter how loyal their customers, small…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Large numbers of Nicaraguans have moved to urban areas over the past thirty years, building rough houses in spontaneous neighborhoods that lack roads, water, sanitation and energy. Nicaragua's…