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Guatemala (pilot phase)
With an integrated investment and grant-funded model, WISE takes a gender lens approach supporting financial institutions in Guatemala to improve services to women-run small enterprises through a loan guarantee fund and specialized training, while offering coaching and peer-to-peer support for women entrepreneurs themselves. The ultimate aim of WISE is to gather evidence that informs the policy dialogue about women’s economic
exclusion and pushes for policy changes at national and global levels.
Supports women-led enterprises (individually or as cooperatives) with loans ranging from $5,000 to $50,000
Works through local financial institutions.
Brings together experts in small-enterprise finance, gender justice, community development, market access and advocacy
Offers a services package that includes: