Chile has a robust and diverse national economy, but its benefits are far from equally distributed. The country has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world, which leads to social vulnerability. From 1996 to 2006, nearly 30 percent of households were considered poor during some period of time.

TechnoServe is implementing entrepreneurship development projects in Chile with the support of private and public partners. The programs are helping high potential small and growing businesses to increase sales, jobs and wages in the local community.

On The Ground



Doubling Sales for Small and Growing Businesses

TechnoServe supports the development of high potential small and growing businesses (SGBs) located in the surrounding communities of the Anglo American mining company’s five operations. The alliance started in 2011 and has provided assistance and consulting to more than 190 businesses, which have doubled sales after 18 months, created job opportunities and increased the availability of products and services.


Anglo American



Accelerating Business Growth in Patagonia

TechnoServe Chile leads Potencia Patagonia, a business accelerator that helps entrepreneurs of the Los Lagos, Aysén and Magallanes regions to grow their businesses through a program that includes training, advisory and seed capital provided by the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) and regional governments. The program intends to accelerate 360 small and growing businesses within 6 years. For more information, visit



Blog Posts

May 19, 2016

Cooking Up Change in Chile

Cesar and Priscilla Díaz have launched a successful catering business in a small town in Chile with the help of the EMERGE program, an Anglo American-TechnoServe collaboration.

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September 29, 2015

Working with the Private Sector to Achieve Sustainable Development

A new report demonstrates how partnerships between TechnoServe and some of the world’s leading companies are creating lasting change.

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July 9, 2015

Catering To Success in Chile

After expanding his catering and events planning business, a Chilean entrepreneur is able to realize a lifelong dream.

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TechnoServe Chile

Huelén 191, office D
Santiago de Chile

Tel: +56 2 237 88 417

Alan Garcia

Country Director