Descripción General

Venezuela is one of Latin America’s most urbanized countries, and its economy is heavily dependent on oil revenues. Yet about a third of the population lives on less than $2 a day.

TechnoServe is working to create new opportunities for the urban poor. We implemented our proven business plan competition model to help Venezuelan entrepreneurs turn their small businesses into larger, thriving ventures that create economic opportunities in their communities.


TechnoServe helped 929 entrepreneurs across South America generate more than $16 million in sales through a business plan competition and start-up advice. As part of this program, 44 Venezuelan entrepreneurs received tailored business consulting from TechnoServe.

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October 17, 2012

The Financial Times Reports on TechnoServe’s Work in Latin America

The Financial Times highlighted TechnoServe’s work in Latin America in a report on development models that support and invest in entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

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January 25, 2012

A New Methodology for Teaching Finance

In Nicaragua, Iveth Juárez, a small business owner who processes and sells cereal to the local market, had attended seminars, workshops, courses and training sessions on accounting and finance. But at the end of each session, she always felt the same sense of confusion.

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TechnoServe Venezuela

Catalina Robledo

Country Manager, Colombia