What we do

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2018 Impact Report

of Soluciones Comunitarias internship programs!

 

Microconsignment

What it is

MicroConsignment is an award-winning social innovation that reduces the risk assumed by our Community Entrepreneurs by loaning our products at no interest.  When products are sold, they are able to keep a profit but if for any reason they don't sell, no harm done! They just return them to us.

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What we do

All of the products we offer are designed to improve people's well-being while staying within the purchasing power of those who need them most. Depending on the country, we offer different products through MicroConsignment.  These products include reading glasses, improved cookstoves, water filters and solar lamps.

Additional info

Our Community Entrepreneurs create access to these products in rural and semi-rural areas through local product campaigns.

Contact us for information on providing campaigns in your community here.

Innovation available in:

Guatemala

Dom. Republic

Haiti

Mexico

 

The Collaborative

What it is

"The Collaborative," or El Colaborativo as it is known at a local level, is a collaborative network of socially-minded organizations. It leverages both expertise and physical resources in a value exchange between organizations with the aim of developing the administrators professionally and increasing impact for organization beneficiaries. 

What we do

We have both local chapters that work projects on a regional level as well as an international platform that allows us to connect value offerings with the needs identified within each organization. 

Additional info

Contact us for information on where our local chapters are located and how become a part of our international network here.

Innovation available in:

Nicaragua

Ecuador

Guatemala

Dom. Republic

Mexico

 

Community Finances

What it is

Our Community Finance Program is designed to eliminate barriers to financial tools and institutions by creating access to financial education and a savings and loans mechanism within their own community. Our program is known as FOCOPI, or "Community Fund for Prevention and Investment." 

What we do

FOCOPI facilitators provide basic financial education workshops and guide community groups through the creation of their savings and loans groups, training them in accounting and administrative responsibilities to ensure self-sustainability of the group after three to six months.

Additional info

Contact us for information on how to start a FOCOPI where you are. In this case, you don't need to be in any of the countries where we are! We'll send you the complete training and tools package for you to launch your group in any part of the Spanish-speaking world.

Innovation available in:

Guatemala

Nicaragua

Dom. Republic

Haiti

 

Youth Empowerment

What it is

Our Youth Empowerment program strives to help adolescents grow into Changemakers, identifying and designing entrepreneurial solutions for social problems in their communities.

What we do

We support groups of youth in with leadership and entrepreneurship workshops followed by close accompaniment in their socially-entrepreneurial venture.

Additional info

Contact us for more information on how to get started with a youth group in a region where Soluciones Comunitarias works.

Innovation available in:

Nicaragua

Haiti

 

Community Consulting

What it is

Our Community Consulting program provides customized small business and organizational advising based upon specific client needs. Themes often include Marketing, Accounting, Administration, Customer Service and Product/Service Pricing and Diversification.

What we do

Our trained Community Consultants conduct diagnostics of small businesses and organizations and design capacity-building workshops and tools to support the growth of their clients. Depending on the country, we offer seasonal consultancies with the assistance of our university and corporate partners, or a year-round program.

Additional info

Contact us for more information on how to get trained in our Community Consulting methodology or to refer a business or organization for advising. 

Innovation available in:

Nicaragua

Ecuador

Guatemala

Dom. Republic

Mexico

 

Diabetes Awareness

What it is

Diabetes is one of the most common health afflictions in Latin America. However, little information about prevention and treatment options. Our Diabetes Awareness program aims to breach this information gap in different communities around Chiapas, Mexico.

What we do

We provide informational guides and workshops accompanied by one-on-one meetings with regard to both prevention and treatment options. We also share dietary recommendation and cooking guides featuring only local foods. These tools complemented by family-based advising supports the integration of improved care for those at risk of or suffering from diabetes.

Additional info

Contact us for more information on or guides in Spanish for our Diabetes Awareness program. 

Innovation available in:

Mexico

For general information and inquiries:

info@solucionescomunitarias.com