Building New and Better Businesses

The Andean Business Plan Competition focused on building entrepreneurial capacity across six countries: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. TechnoServe guided more than 929 entrepreneurs as they put their plans into action, establishing 538 businesses in fields as diverse as health, horticulture, recycling and tourism. The five-year program, completed in 2012, has generated 3,300 new jobs in the region, impacting thousands of families.