Improving lives

Improving Lives

Red de ciudades

Eight out of ten people in Latin America and the Caribbean live in cities, a proportion higher than the European Union’s and behind only North America. Now, a network is working to connect these urban nodes and improve quality of life.

Internet Para Todos

One innovative company plans to bring the internet to 6 million people in rural Peru for the first time with the help of IDB Invest. That’s just the start of ambitions to help the region at large to log on.

Connect Americas

Ecuadorian agro-entrepreneur Dennis Brito has found a healthy market for his goldenberries – in Canada and Poland. He’s one of some 300,000 business persons who have found new international trade opportunities through ConnectAmericas.

Creativity to inspired

The Caribbean has an economic engine that’s waiting to be ignited: the creative industries. With paint and passion, Sheena Rose, one of Barbados' most innovative artists, is among those working to supply the needed spark.

Fútbol y mujeres

Perhaps the most lopsided match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is taking place off the soccer pitch: all 24 participating teams continue the fight for equality in an industry where men earn up to 300 times more.

The key to a home

Homeownership in the Caribbean country has just been unlocked for more people due to a first-of-its-kind mortgage mechanism.

Can India become latin America

Trade between Latin America and India is growing. Its untapped potential? Enormous.

Catorce personas

Lendize Daniels lived in a one-room house with 13 other family members, a situation not uncommon in Guyana’s hinterland. Today, she is the beneficiary of an initiative to alleviate rural poverty – and it is empowering women in the process.

Stayind a head

The “suicidal river” that runs through South America’s immense Gran Chaco region threatens lives and livelihoods with every flood. Now, collaboration, empowered by technology, is helping to mitigate disaster.