Where others saw an environmental nuisance, Liset and Ximena Contreras saw a business opportunity.READ MORE
TechnoServe has helped 929 entrepreneurs across South America generate more than $16 million in sales through business plan competitions and start-up advice. As part of this program, 60 Bolivian entrepreneurs received tailored business consulting from TechnoServe.
On The Ground
Building New and Better Businesses
March 23, 2012
Sisters Liset (center) and Ximena Contreras of Bolivia developed an idea to turn shells from Brazil nuts into fuel pellets. With help from a TechnoServe business plan competition, the Contreras sisters launched a business, PelletBol, to commercialize their idea.
October 13, 2011
The great Peter Drucker once said, “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” The story of Liset and Ximena Contreras embodies this quote and much more.
Country Manager, Colombia