Colombian Women Take Tourism Business to Next Level

November 16, 2011

Entrepreneurs recognize the resources that are available to them. In the case of Josefina Klinger and Angelica Valencia, that resource was the beauty and biodiversity of their native Nuquí region on Colombia’s Pacific coast. In 2006, the women founded a partnership of small tourism providers called Mano Cambiada.

Entrepreneurs recognize the resources that are available to them. In the case of Josefina Klinger and Angelica Valencia, that resource was the beauty and biodiversity of their native Nuquí region on Colombia’s Pacific coast. In 2006, the women founded a partnership of small tourism providers called Mano Cambiada.

Recognizing that they needed more knowledge in the basics of business, the women entered TechnoServe’s Idea Tu Empresa business plan competition, a program that spans six South American countries. They won $9,500 in seed money and, more importantly, received hands-on consulting on how to formalize and expand their business.

Today, as TechnoServe joins people across the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, Mano Cambiada is thriving – and the entire Nuquí community is benefiting. Learn more about Josefina and Angelica’s success.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

Hatching a Plan for Economic Independence

Hatching a Plan for Economic Independence

Like many young women and men in Rwanda, Eugenie struggled to make ends meet, until she applied the skills she learned through TechnoServe's STRYDE training to assess and meet an important need in her community.

Five Years Later: How Haiti is Rebuilding

Five Years Later: How Haiti is Rebuilding

With help from TechnoServe and our partners, Haitians are creating inspiring success stories after a devastating earthquake.

A Look Back at 2014

A Look Back at 2014

We revisit 7 inspiring stories from the past year.