FUNDES’s mission is to unleash the sustainable development of Latin America through the sustainable growth of micro- and small enterprises.
FUNDES leverages two complementary arms to achieve its mission: consulting and catalyst (Venture Studio).
FUNDES Consulting supports corporates in including and strengthening micro & small businesses along their value chain.
FUNDES Catalyst is an impact venture studio that aims to go beyond subsistence entrepreneurship in Latin America. It focuses on an underserved and vulnerable segment: the millions of micro businesses operating in traditional marketplaces and accounting for the majority of jobs in the region: Merchants, Farmers and Tradesmen. FUNDES Catalyst launches digital solutions and startups that tackle their root business problems (Market Access, Skills, Financial and Digital Exclusion) and unleash their potential to thrive and change society.