We employ a work methodology based on scientific knowledge and field experience, which has been tested with over 70 rural community organizations and across 9 sectors.
Our working methodology, based on scientific knowledge and years of field experience, has been tested with more than 70 rural community organizations across over 9 sectors. We follow three main ideas:
- Identifying real business opportunities for community enterprises involves understanding territorial dynamics, markets that value differences, and the organizations’ ability to sustain and develop their business model.
- By understanding how territorial dynamics either enable or impede market engagement, appreciating the attributes of markets that value unique qualities, and recognizing an organization’s capacity to maintain and evolve its business model, genuine business opportunities can be discerned, ones that will significantly influence livelihoods and the preservation of ecosystems.
- Providing support to community organizations necessitates a peer-to-peer relationship and market trials that contribute practical knowledge, skills, and resources for commercial activities
During implementation, we design and support the execution of market trial cycles aimed at obtaining concrete market evidence. These cycles are agile, cost-effective, and low-risk, providing guidance for enhancing the business strategy and enabling optimization of investments and time for community organizations.
We are guided by four principles:
Recognizing the disparities, imbalances, and power dynamics inherent in commercial relationships, we are committed to creating fairness by fostering partnerships with clients who share this objective.
We define meaningful inclusion through aspects such as business ownership structures, active involvement in decision-making, effective risk management, and ensuring a just distribution of the benefits generated.
We prioritize understanding the conditions that lead to reaching the break-even point and surpassing it. With clear accounts, it’s possible to generate income that significantly improves the socio-economic conditions of communities.
We recognize the essential role of ecosystems in the reproduction of life. We promote business models and commercial relationships that understand their impact on the conservation, restoration, and protection of biodiversity.
Let’s build collective impact
We are a Social Enterprise based in Colombia. We have implemented our working methodology with over 70 rural community organizations in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Do we share the purpose of contributing to the improvement of rural communities’ livelihoods and the preservation of ecosystems through the promotion of market relationships?