Remittance Projects in South America
IntEnt is a Dutch based foundation that aims to make ‘entrepreneurship across borders’ possible. It offers entrepreneurial migrants start-up advise, training, local support and guidance up to 1,5 years after the start of the business. The foundation does not offer funding, rather it offers necessary business advice to migrants wishing to invest in their country of origin to make revenue and/or support family and friends.
Suriname Capital Investment Fund
The objective of the project is to mobilize Suriname entrepreneurs to jointly invest in Small and Medium enterprises (SME) in Suriname. The project spurs entrepreneurship by giving investors financial ‘injections’ through Diaspora investments.
Quatro por Uno - Mexico
Quatro por Uno (Four to One) is a remittance matching programme in Mexico. It was initiated by a US based home town association (HTA). They were seeking ways to contribute to home town development, and sought contact with the local government for assistance. The local government, federal government, national government and Western Union now meet every dollar remitted for development projects by HTAs.