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RED EMPRENDE. An ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Guatemala

Location: Sololá, Sacatepéquez and Chiquimula, in Guatemala.

Dates: November 2021 – November 2024.


  • Improve access to decent employment, contributing to the improvement in the quality of life of their communities and the full respect of their rights.
  • Strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem, articulating actors from the public and private sectors: accelerators, business organizations, and the academic sector.
  • Give access to technical training and support services, facilitating the development of inclusive businesses.

Beneficiaries: Beneficiaries are 1,500 young people and women from rural areas, primarily indigenous, in the Departments of Chiquimula, Sacatepéquez and Sololá. One-third of them are entrepreneurs managing a small business. In parallel, the support will reach nine entrepreneurship acceleration programs and five civil society organizations.

Title: RED EMPRENDE. An ecosystem of entrepreneurship and decent employment for 1,500 young people and women from the departments of Sololá, Sacatepéquez and Chiquimula, Guatemala.

Financed by: European Union, and co-financed by CODESPA, PRODETUR, CUNORI and Universidad del Valle.

Alliances: PRODETUR, CUNORI, Universidad del Valle.

We are looking for donors who want to support entrepreneurship.