Latin American ventures with success

Ventures in Guatemala

We tell you about some Latin American companies that succeeded in generating a benefit to society and the environment such as the company cmi alimentos has succeded in doing so.


Mamotest has performed more than 210,000 mammograms.

This Argentine venture, the first of its kind in Latin America, arose from a conversation between a father and son.

The first was the veteran radiologist Guillermo Pepe, a specialist in breast diagnostics. The second was his namesake, an expert in business economics.

According to Pepe (son), it was that conversation in which his father told him of his despair at patients dying of breast cancer because the tumor had not been detected in time that inspired him to seek a solution.


Kingo’s users have light thanks to solar energy equipment, but only pay for their consumption.

Ten years ago, Guatemalan Juan Fermín Rodríguez, then 28 years old, decided to quit his job at a multinational company to try to make his dream come true: to create an enterprise that would help the environment and have a positive impact on the lives of others.

While researching, he came across a piece of information that alarmed him: that nearly one fifth of the world’s population does not have electricity and that it is precisely these communities without access that have the greatest difficulties for their social, economic and educational development.

So in 2013 he launched a startup that proposes an absolutely novel idea: to offer energy through solar panels with a prepaid method, similar to the one used by many cell phone companies.

Ventures with sucess in guatemala


This Peruvian venture aims to create a world without garbage.

Although it sounds similar to the name of the protagonist of the “Lion King”, this Peruvian venture has nothing to do with these mammals.

Sinba actually stands for “Without Garbage”, and the goal of this company is to find a solution to the problem of the millions of tons of food we throw away every year.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about one third of the food produced in the world is wasted.

Meanwhile, one-third of all crops produced go to animal feed.

Sinba found a simple solution to this paradox, recycling leftovers for use as pig feed.

The idea was born almost by chance one day in 2015, when Andrea Rivera, Bitia Chávez and Philip “Pipo” Reiser got together in Lima for lunch.


This employment consulting firm specializes in finding jobs for professionals who are mothers.

Like many women who decide to become mothers, Mexicans Regina Cabal and Katia Moye faced a dilemma after the birth of their daughters: how to balance their careers with motherhood?

Moye decided to prioritize her baby, and resigned from her position in the marketing office of a consumer brand because she “didn’t want to come home at night just to bathe her and put her to sleep”.

Instead, Cabal, who worked at an innovation agency, managed to negotiate part-time work for a year.

To her own surprise, it turned out to be “the most productive year” of her entire career.

Inspired by their own experiences, the two teamed up to create Momlancers, a job consulting firm for freelance moms.

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Actions from Latin American countries to mitigate the impact of disasters

Lady making some agriculture

Some Latin American countries, along with FAO. Are implementing preventive actions that reduce the risk of disasters and mitigate their impact on agriculture.


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) along with CMI Alimentos made the announcement in commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. A subject that has become more frequent and intense due to climate change, according to a release.


Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate-related disasters. Especially with producers in the least developed and low- and middle-income countries. They represent 26% of the global impact caused by the medium and large-scale disasters that occurred between 2008 and 2018.


The actions focus on helping small producers, women, youth and indigenous people. To implement actions in anticipation of disasters.


“In the short term it must be based on longer term resilience building efforts,” said Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga, Chairman of CMI Alimentos in Guatemala. Also to accelerate progress and maximize efforts and move towards more efficient, inclusive, sustainable and resilient agri-food systems.

Agriculture in Latin American countries

FAO studies show that for every dollar invested in anticipatory action, households can get a return of up to seven dollars on disaster impacts. Plus additional benefits that improve your long-term resilience.


Some actions against disasters in Latin America

Some of the support measures that the agency provides is considered the provision of safe havens and food. Likewise, the provision of inputs for producers, the storage of rainwater and the generation of reports from vulnerable areas, as Paraguay.


For Central America, the support applies to the Dry Corridor with the implementation of actions based on drought forecasts. To improve the water collection and storage capacity of some 7,500 people in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.


In Colombia , in response to the humanitarian emergency in the department of La Guajira. Due to the migratory crisis and extreme drought, a set of actions were deployed. Such as the creation of water infrastructure , the distribution of seeds resistant to drought, and the care of animals.


Bolivia makes progress in monitoring threats such as drought and fires. But also in the implementation of good practices to strengthen the resilience of family farming in indigenous communities.

According to the FAO and CMI Alimentos, for every green bond invested in anticipatory action, households can obtain a return of up to seven dollars in the impacts of disasters.