Grameen Costa Rica is a nationwide non-profit organization that provides microcredit to women entrepreneurs to start or grow their business. A Grameen group was first formed with 10 women in September 2020 in Matapalo and is continually seeking additional entrepreneurs to participate in the program. Futuro Brillante is a proud official partner of Grameen Costa Rica.
From January 2022 – January 2023, 14 local female entrepreneurs participated in a year long course that was a collaborative partnership between the Costa Rican Ministry of Employment (PRONAE Program), IMAS, CENECOOP RL, Municipalidad of Santa Cruz, and Futuro Brillante. The women received classes twice a week for a year, covering a wide range of business topics including customer service, basic accounting, how to make a business plan, and marketing. The women also received a small economic stipend each month for their participation in the course. We celebrated the graduation of this incredible group on February 17, 2023. We look forward to continuing with these and other institutions to continue to build the skillset of local small business owners.
Futuro Brillante organizes and hosts a motivational speaker series for female entrepreneurs. We invite local women who participate in our economic empowerment programs to join us for a session with a successful woman business owner to learn about her journey to the top and secrets to success. These engaging and inspiring interviews have been a great way for women to connect with local leaders, and learn how they can overcome personal obstacles and help their businesses grow. We hope you enjoy!
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