A small team of Hivos team members and representatives from our host partner in Guatemala, Alterna Impact, went on a learning adventure on July 28 to meet with Guatemalan women entrepreneurs and learn about their needs and experiences around renewable energy. In the team were Raquel Chacón and Kattia Quirós from Hivos’ Costa Rica office and ENERGIA’s Sheila Oparaocha.
The team explored the potential to replicate ENERGIA’s program in Central America and wanted to deepen the understanding of the experiences of women entrepreneurs in Guatemala as they intersect with energy use. They made three field visits to cover a breadth of contexts and situations women entrepreneurs face as they seek to create sustainable incomes and achieve the right energy solutions for their businesses.
Read about these three women entrepreneurs here.