A UNDP -supported project aims to promote educational opportunities and facilitate the employment of young people from the most vulnerable sectors of Guatemala City .
In rural areas of Guatemala, UNDP supports associations of small coffee producers, helping improve their processing and business practices and increasing exports.
By revamping coffee cultivation, producers are reforesting land and improving their living conditions.
A microloan programme in Bolivia is helping rural and indigenous women open small businesses and receive skills and management training to improve their livelihoods.
A UNDP project in Costa Rica is helping foster business partnerships that make trade responsible, fair and environmentally sustainable.
The initiative has promoted partnerships between governments and national and local scientific institutions in order to actively and coherently participate in the development of the municipality.
Thanks to an entrepreneurship programme in Nicaragua, youth are starting businesses and making their way out of poverty.
Some 350,000 youths from poor communities have benefited from the project, which provides musical training and instills positive values.
A project in Peru has provided business training for traditional creative industries to flourish.
Kevin lives in the northern part of the Cauca department in Colombia, one of the areas hit hardest by the dispute between armed groups, including the FARC and the Colombian Army.