The Guatemala Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (GEDI) seeks to foster a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem, to bring economic prosperity to regions and communities heavily affected by migration. This will be achieved by developing a coordinated set of expanded business support services available to entrepreneurs, particularly to businesses run by, employing, or serving the needs of women, indigenous and rural communities, and youth.
Through GEDI, the United States Agency for International Development in Guatemala (USAID) and ANDE and private sector partners will fund Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESOs) to develop or expand large-scale ecosystem-strengthening initiatives that help SGBs to access capital and markets in areas of high migration.
ANDE is particularly interested in solutions that support entrepreneurs who are directly tackling climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges for their communities. This initiative will give preference to interventions that support businesses run by, employing, or serving the needs of women and indigenous people, rural communities, or youth.
Grant sizes will range from USD 250,000 to 2,000,000 over two years to help small and growing businesses (SGBs) to access capital and markets
If you are interested in submitting a proposal in response to this RFP, but have questions, join this webinar and Q&A session. The objective will be to provide any clarification and guidance needed and facilitate the application process, especially for local organizations with more limited capacity or experience in applying for international opportunities such as GEDI.