Commitment to Action

Guatemala Rural Prosperity Investment Fund

Commitment by

Counterpart International

In 2016, Counterpart International committed to providing agricultural assistance to 45,000 Guatemalan farmers, with a goal of funding 9,200 of these smallholders with microloans within four years. Guatemala’s current financial landscape presents insufficient opportunities for farmers—particularly women and indigenous smallholders at the bottom of the pyramid—to connect with local and global markets. In light of this gap, the Guatemala Rural Prosperity Investment Fund will provide sustainable agriculture training and financial assistance to farmers in order to improve their productivity and income. This effort represents a scale-up of a proven model in Guatemala, which began with a partnership with the Guatemala Ministry of Agriculture to revitalize its network of extension agents, and to build the capacity of farmer associations in Guatemala.

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Commitment

Guatemala Rural Prosperity Investment Fund

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$22,748,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

GUATEMALA

Commitment by

Counterpart International