The 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for Latin America and the Caribbean invites you to take part in the call for proposals for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

NEW DEADLINE: Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2013 via the www.iadb.org/ideas website.

Individuals, enterprises and organizations based in IDB borrowing member countries are invited to submit proposals, focusing on the adoption, innovation, assimilation, development and transfer of technologies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and fossil fuel substitution.

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Small Business Loans

Our loans can range from as little as $700 up to $100,000 BDS. The business must be commercially viable project and once developed, must be the primary source of income and employment for the applicant.
A business plan may be required for loans over $50,000. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to be trained in enterprise development and receive technical assistance from FundAccess.

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Business Development Services

Technical Assistance is designed to provide support to ensure the success of the project, and may include further training from external consultants as deemed necessary.


Enterprise Training is compulsory for clients of FundAccess to participate and successfully complete a two-day micro enterprise training programme, prior to funds being disbursed.


FundAccess also provides an Accounting Service to its clients specifically designed for micro entrepreneurs. A computerized accounting programme will be utilised to deliver quarterly financial reports to clients.

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