Application Extension Announced for “Power to Grow,” a U.S. Department of State Program to Support Micro-Enterprises in Central America

Application Extension Announced for “Power to Grow,” a U.S. Department of State Program to Support Micro-Enterprises in Central America

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DEADLINE EXTENSION. You still have time to apply at http://powertogrow.wec.org. If your non-profit is empowering microenterprises, you may be selected to receive up to USD $43,000 and a complete support package. #elpoderdecrecer @StateDept @WorldEnvCenter
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 8:30am

CAMPAIGN: Capacity Building

CONTENT: Press Release

April 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Today, the La Red de Innovacion e Impacto (the Innovation and Impact Network) announced the extension of the application deadline for the Power to Grow Innovation Challenge until May 14, 2018.

Power to Grow is a search to discover and reward non-profit organizations empowering micro-enterprises in Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Awardees will receive a prize of up to $43,000 to execute their proposed project, working in a partnership with a member organization of La Red towards a shared goal. Additionally, awardees will receive a comprehensive training and support package to improve their business skills.

The U.S. Department of State has funded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners, Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée (Baastel), and RioSlum Studio, to select organizations who are accelerating business development and promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America. The Program, La Red de Innovación e Impacto (La Red), was established in 2014 and is a collection of 30 innovative solutions from 11 countries in the region.

“Up to 95% of the companies in Central America are Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Their success is vital to the prosperity of communities and the region,” said Gwen Davidow, Vice President of Programs & Operations of the World Environment Center, “Given this, we have decided to extend the Power to Grow deadline to May 14, 2018. The quality of applicants thus far has been outstanding and we are excited to see the new ideas that come in over the next few weeks.”

For more information on Power to Grow, non-profit qualifications, or the Challenge application, visit powertogrow.wec.org.

 

About La Red

The U.S. Department of State has funded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners, Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée (Baastel), and RioSlum Studio, to select organizations who are accelerating business development and promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America. The Program, La Red de Innovación e Impacto (La Red), was established in 2014 and is a collection of 30 innovative solutions from 11 countries in the region.

About World Environment Center

WEC is an independent, global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices and operations of its member companies and in partnership with governments, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and other stakeholders. WEC’s mission is to promote business and societal value by advancing solutions to sustainable development-related problems.

About Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée

Baastel is recognized for its quality services in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Results-based Management (RBM), strategic planning, project and program management, and building individual and institutional capacity in these areas. Baastel’s outstanding reputation in the field is built on a record of international and national successes, and expertise that is backed by attention to detail, quality, transparency and neutrality.

About RioSlum Studio

RioSlum Studio offers branding, design, messaging, and strategy services to daring companies with bold vision. We build compelling brands that evoke emotion, demand attention, and attract business. We launched RioSlum Studio to ensure all companies, from one-person startups to global corporations, have access to the high-quality branding and communications services they need to command global attention.

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