- From this February 16 to March 5, entrepreneurs and businesswomen from Limón will be able to compete for funds ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.
- Applications must be made through the website: https://bit.ly/3k13bGj
- Led by the United Nations in Costa Rica and IMAS, the proposal aims to finance business ideas or socio-productive initiatives, to contribute to the empowerment and economic autonomy of women.
- Framed within the Mesa Caribe and the Gender Parity Initiative, the project will provide opportunities to dozens of women from the central canton of Limón.
In order to promote the empowerment and economic autonomy of women through environmentally sustainable activities, the United Nations (UN) in Costa Rica and the Mixed Institute for Social Assistance (IMAS) announced on Tuesday the call to finance business ideas or socio-productive initiatives of women in the central canton of Limón.
It is about the launch of the Joint Program, Strengthening the National Bridge to Development Strategy, which aims to support and accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Costa Rica.
The competition for non-reimbursable seed capital funds - ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per initiative - is aimed at financing projects of entrepreneurs from Limón that respond to the principles of environmental sustainability, gender equality and empowerment.
The initiative also aims to strengthen the inter-institutional articulation of the country's social protection system to contribute to the generation of opportunities for women living in poverty or socioeconomic vulnerability.
When announcing the call, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica, Allegra Baiocchi, stated that “the Joint Program is a valuable tool to accelerate the fulfillment of the SDGs in Costa Rica, focused on the transformative role of women and recognizing the diversity of the realities and needs of people from different regions of the country”.
“A woman, and even more an empowered woman, is a transformative force that can truly change and lead to sustainable development in communities. This call for financing of socio-productive initiatives is an opportunity to support development in the canton of Limón".