BENEFITING: Building Markets LTD
EVENT DATE: Sep 30, 2013
We build markets, create jobs and sustain peace in developing countries by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities.
Job creation is one of the most powerful drivers of poverty reduction and stability in developing countries. The key to those jobs? Local entrepreneurs. Basic barriers prevent local entrepreneurs and businesses from accessing formal business opportunities - Building Markets works to solve this problem. We verify businsses and connect local entrepreneurs to local, regional, and international supply chains, and we train businesses on how to bid on, win, and execute the tenders we distribute.
We work in Afghanistan, Liberia, Myanmar, and Mozambique. We've created 65 000 full-time equivalent jobs, and we've been recognized by the Skoll Foundation and the G20 as an innovative social enterprise working to end poverty.
We build markets, and we'd like you to help us. Put on your hard hat and help us create jobs around the world so businesses, families, and communities can escape the cycle of poverty.