HerVenture in Guyana

Our business skills app HerVenture has supported over 12,000 women entrepreneurs in Guyana - more than one in 25.

With support from our partners, ExxonMobil Foundation,  ActionINVEST Caribbean, Inc. and GTT, HerVenture has been available in Guyana since September 2021. 

Guyana is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with a GDP growth rate of more than 20%. Women’s entrepreneurship is a major contributor to Guyana’s economy, yet in 2021 our research identified a demand for business skills development to support women owned businesses’ success. With many women entrepreneurs running unregistered businesses in remote areas of the country, an offline, remote learning resource was needed.  

HerVenture, our business skills mobile learning app, provides women running micro and small enterprises with the knowledge and skills to successfully start up and grow businesses. Since we brought it to Guyana in 2021, it has supported over 12,000 women in the country. That means one in 25 Guyanese women is using HerVenture to build a business. 

The app offers essential business training and support on the go. It features nine learning tracks on a range of topics, including launching a business, accessing finance, expanding market access and e-commerce. In Guyana, there is also a tenth learning track on mobile money. This support means that less women entrepreneurs will be limited to cash transactions, which are common in Guyana, and will enable them to reach more customers through e-commerce.  

What impact is the app having in Guyana?

90% of 2023 users applied learnings to their businesses.

I learned how to harness the full potential of social media for marketing purposes, which has tremendously increased my clientele. Upasna Mudlier, Director of Denmor Garment Manufacturers Inc., and HerVenture user

77% of 2023 users improved business performance.

HerVenture: a business skills learning app

HerVenture is one of the Foundation's five flagship programmes, which also include Road to Growth, Road to Leadership, Road to Finance and the Mentoring Women in Business programme. It provides women entrepreneurs of micro and small enterprises with the knowledge and skills to successfully grow their businesses.

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Our partners

HerVenture in Guyana is supported by our partner the ExxonMobil Foundation, and delivered with our partners ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc. and GTT.