Photo of the Week: Sisters Turn Innovative Idea into Business

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.

Three entrepreneur's from Brazil developed idea to turn shells from nuts into fuel pellets

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. Last year, the sisters were chosen as finalists for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an international competition that aims to support projects by women entrepreneurs. Above, Liset and Ximena discuss their presentation with an advisor from the awards.

Learn more about the Contreras sisters and PelletBol.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

On International Youth Day, Celebrating the Next Generation of Change

On International Youth Day, Celebrating the Next Generation of Change

In celebration of International Youth Day, we are sharing stories from a few of the many young people who have graduated from TechnoServe's programs around the world.

Getting Past Doubt: Finding Better Ways for Multinationals and SMEs to Intersect

Getting Past Doubt: Finding Better Ways for Multinationals and SMEs to Intersect

To spur corporate investment in small and growing business (SGB) growth, TechnoServe has partnered with the Argidius Foundation to launch the Catalyzing SGB Acceleration (CaSA) Initiative.

Lasting Impact Spotlight: María Castillo

Lasting Impact Spotlight: María Castillo

In this series, we check back with TechnoServe program participants who were previously featured on our blog, documenting how their lives have changed and progressed.