In complying with our mission, FUNDES’ management model involves the participation of the large enterprise, government, international cooperation and the MSME, with an integral and systemic focus. Integral, because we seek solutions that address the different functional areas of a small enterprise and for which we propose different strategies for improvement. Systemic, as we know that businesses are not islands and we thus seek their integration with actors along its value chain.
Under our business model, all players participating in a project contribute financial resources to secure its implementation. It is a proposal which ensures everybody benefits. Businesses, whether large or small, get a real benefit from their investment. And society as a whole benefits from the generation and the keeping of jobs which, in the end, is FUNDES' raison d’être.
How does FUNDES implement its projects?
Our work involves a joint focus. A FUNDES intervention always covers small groups of business persons with similar needs.
Through its integral approach, FUNDES is able to analyze the MSME group and work beside it, using different tools to strengthen them. Training, business consulting or entrepreneurial development are just some of the strategies we employ in reaching this goal.
In order to ensure greater competitivity of small enterprises, we promote opportunities for partnerships, in such a way that when they combine their strengths and become businesses with greater market opportunities. The businesses are grouped by sector, size, location or by similar stage in the productive process, so as to generate advantages and valuable attributes that would be difficult to achieve individually.
Finally, the FUNDES’ business model proposes integrating this business partnership in the market. These schemes seek to establish long-term strategic relations in which the large enterprise and the MSME find incentives and create win-win scenarios.
FUNDES has a permanent team of professionals that continuously analyze and research Latin America’s economic environment, in order to make this model feasible. The research and projects we carry out provide us with a wide knowledge of small businesses and their environment in the region.
FUNDES’ promise is to generate profitability and efficiency for the businesses that participate in any of its projects.
We carry out four types of projects, together with large enterprises, international cooperation and Latin American governments.