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People and economies thrive when micro-enterprises are empowered to reach their full potential. Power to Grow: The Innovation Challenge is a search to discover and reward organizations that are empowering micro-enterprises in Central America.

If your organization is focused on increasing the capacity of Central American micro-enterprises to access regional and international markets, apply to Power to Grow by April 27th. Awardees will each receive a comprehensive support package, up to $43,000 to promote their solution, and partnership with a current member of La Red de Innovación e Impacto. Working together, the awardee and La Red member will leverage shared experience and knowledge, benefit from cross-sector collaboration, and forge a coalition to empower micro-enterprises.

Up to 95% of companies in Central America are Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The success of these companies and the prosperity of communities are inextricably linked. However, many struggle to grow and remain competitive in the global marketplace. Power to Grow: The Innovation Challenge Fueled by La Red de Innovación e Impacto aims to support micro-enterprises by creating partnerships between mission-aligned organizations and current La Red members.

Power to Grow selects innovative organizations to join forces with La Red companies (member) towards:

Accelerating innovation and job creation opportunities for Central American micro-enterprises in the agriculture, agro-industry, and textiles sectors;

Building capacity of micro-enterprises to expand to new regional and international markets, with a focus on the U.S. market; and,

Generating economic prosperity across Central America.



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