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2020 – BEST

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Project Description

Female entrepreneurs in low-income neighborhoods around Belize City in Belize operate in an informal economy, with little access to capital or financial services to improve their businesses. They often lack the financial literacy they need to make their businesses efficient and profitable. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to expand economic opportunity by encouraging small business growth and strengthening excluded communities, such as women, so they can participate equally in their nation’s economy. Our grantee partner Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology (BEST) will work closely with YMCA Belize City to offer enterprise development training, leadership training, and capital to small businesses to increase families’ incomes in high-risk neighborhoods and prepare them to operate in the formal economy.

Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Women’s Small Enterprise Development in Belize District Belize 2020 – 2022 $114,400 $105,100 90 individuals 200 individuals Enterprise Development and Job Skills
Organizational Development

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