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Swisscontact is one of the most experienced global development organizations in the field of skills development and professional training. In Central America, Swisscontact has pioneered Inclusive Market Systems approaches to strengthen value chains and regional development, fostering access to income, employment and self-employment as well as to promote entrepreneurship among disadvantaged groups.

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Market Access and Financing for Beekeepers

This project strengthens the capacities of major stakeholders in the honey production value chain in El Salvador and Nicaragua to enable small-scale producers to increase production, improve quality and safety of the honey, and access markets. Microleasing facilitates their access to productive assets such as machinery and equipment.

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Professional Training for At-Risk Youth


This project expands opportunities for job placement and self-employment for youth through comprehensive professional training in Honduras as a way to prevent violence in and stem migration to other countries.

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