Project profile — Building Economic Resilience for Women Entrepreneurs in Bolivia


DID - Développement international Desjardins (CA-CRA_ACR-3104905757)
2022-08-15 - 2027-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Bolivia (100.00%)


• Banking And Financial Services: Formal sector financial intermediaries (24030) (50.00%)
• Industry: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


The project proposes to address the barriers that penalize the development of women's entrepreneurship in Bolivia. It facilitates access for women entrepreneurs, including Indigenous women, to support services for women entrepreneurs. The aim is to strengthen their management, financial and digital skills. To do this, they must have access to financial and digital products and services adapted to their needs. The project aims to mitigate gender inequalities experienced by female entrepreneurs, including a high proportion of Indigenous women. It also aims to support them in reviving their economic activities affected by COVID-19.

Expected results 

The expected results of this project include: (1) improved socio-economic conditions for 1,500 female entrepreneurs and their employees (7,500) and their families; (2) strengthened management, financial and digital skills of female entrepreneurs; and (3) increased access for women entrepreneurs to financial and digital products and services tailored to their needs.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,000,000
Planned disbursement $1,024,714
Transaction Date Type Value
08-05-2024 Disbursement $367,798
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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