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.
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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