Micro-Enterprise

Co-creating and strengthening local organizations to generate innovative economic benefits in impoverished settings

   

Supporting Infrastructure and Operations

  • Strengthening small businesses in San Juan
  • Building office space for four community organizations: weavers, organic farmers, fishermen and midwives
  • Providing accounting services for ten community organizations 

 

Innovative Product Development

Providing design assistance to a local textile association to create new products with materials long sacred to the Maya: maguey and tulle

     

 

Opening Access to Foreign Markets

Coordinating with Aldea Artesans to organize the exportation of local women’s groups artisan products

 

 

Developing Strategies for Santiago 

  • Creating municipal strategy for investment to stimulate agricultural, tourist, artisan and fishing sectors
  • Collecting baseline information and generating community buy-in through a series of focus groups, interviews and surveys