Investing in a better future: Please support our crowdfunding campaign


Entrepreneurs are at the root of private sector development and drivers to economic growth in Central America. You can help launching a new generation of entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses! Their start-ups increase household income, reduce the pressure to migrate, and support community development. We invite you to support our crowdfunding campaign by engaging in the Seed Capital Fund for women entrepreneurs in Guatemala and in the Beekeeper Export Fund for honey producers in El Salvador.



SDC, USAID leaders participate in Swisscontact Roundtable on Central America

Ambassador Martin Dahinden, Swiss Ambassador to the United States, welcomed distinguished speakers, including Marcela Escobari, Assistant Administrator for USAID's Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean and Jürg Benz, Swiss Ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras, to Swisscontact’s Breakfast Roundtable on Creating Economic Opportunities for Vulnerable Populations in Central America.

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African Women as Successful Entrepreneurs who make Significant Contribution


More than 70% of women in east African countries have no access to formal banking services. Swisscontact expands on the introduction and further development of financial instruments which are specially tailored to women entrepreneurs’ needs.



Swisscontact Launches Technical Assistance Facility to support innovative financing models

Swisscontact proudly announces the formation of a global Technical Assistance Facility to support innovative financing models and enterprise growth in the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The initiative responds to the increased financial commitments from the social and impact investing sectors in international development.

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